COVID-19: Two nurses among 13 test positive in Valley

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SRINAGAR — Three more samples from Super Specialty Hospital here including that of two nurses and an attendant came out to be positive for novel coronavirus along with 10 other persons in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in J&K to 836.

Nodal Officer, Dr. Saleem at CD hospital here said that out of 463 samples tested at its virology lab, six came out to be positive of the pathogen.

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They include two cases from Srinagar, one from Awantipora while three from Super Specialty Hospital Shireen Bagh here including two staff nurses and one attendant of a patient from Shahlatoo Shopian.

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Similarly, out of 947 samples processed at Viral Diagnostic Lab of the SKIMS, six came out to be positive for the coranvirus and include four from Ganderbal district and two from Handwara, Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of SKIMS said.

Sources said that one positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Basohli belt in Kathua district.

The person was under administrative quarantine, the sources added.

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