COVID-19: Surgeon among 67 test positive, J&K tally at 4574

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SRINAGAR — A senior surgeon at SKIMS Soura and two policemen were among 67 fresh cases of novel coronavirus infections in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. These cases take J&K’s COVID-19 tally to 4574.

Among the fresh cases, Anantnag reported 13 cases, Kulgam and Baramulla two cases each, Srinagar (8), Anantnag (13), Kupwara and Rajouri one each, Bandipora (4), Budgam, Udhampur and Doda 3 each, Pulwama (9), Jammu (11) and Poonch (6).

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Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS, said that out of the samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 23 returned positive for the virus.

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Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent at SKIMS Soura, said that among them, 13 are from Anantnag, 04 from Bandipora, 03 from Kupwara, 02 from Srinagar and one from Budgam. He also confirmed that a senior surgeon at the tertiary care hospital Soura tested positive for the virus.

The cases from Anantnag include seven females—two from Kathsoo (aged 14 & 22), one Kadipora (35), two from Bagi Nowgam (aged 30 and 40), one from Malaknag (15) besides men—one each from Darigund (38), Kadipora (18), besides four from Bagi Nowgam (aged 18, 32, 56 & 08).

The Kupwara cases include a 50-year-old female from Satkochi and two males, aged 24 and 34, from Gulgam Kupwara.

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The persons whose sample was taken at SKIMS include one female (34) from Bemina, 52-year-old male and one male (55) from Khansahib Budgam.

Four cases were confirmed from Bandipora and include one male (39) from Ajas Bandipora, one male (20) from Pethkoot and two females (aged 32 and 65) from Bunkoot.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of the samples processed, 8 tested positive—seven from Srinagar and one from Budgam. Similarly, sources said that thirteen people tested positive at CD Hospital lab and include two policemen.

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