J&K reports 387 new COVID-19 infections, tally 9888

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 387 COVID-19 cases including around 50 CRPF, SSB, BSF and Army personnel.

The new cases which also include two doctors and 8-months-old baby take the number of cases in J&K to 9888. Officials said 97 of these cases were reported from Jammu and 290 from Kashmir.

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Giving the breakup of the cases, officials said that Srinagar reported 94, Baramulla 36, Kulgam 33, Shopian 14, Anantnag 11, Kupwara 34, Pulwama 47, Budgam 6, Bandipora 8, Ganderbal 7, Jammu 23, Kathua 7, Ramban 11, Rajouri 51, Samba 1, Poonch 2, Doda 1 and Reasi 1.

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Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura, said that out of 2659 samples which were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital today, 132 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said the cases include 37 from Army, CRPF and SSB, 33 from Pulwama, 24 from Srinagar, 12 from Anantnag, 10 from Kulgam, seven from Budgam, six from Bandipora, two from Kupwara and one from Baramulla.

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Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of 394 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 62 tested positive for COVID-19, 46 from Srinagar and 16 from Shopian.

Meanwhile, 91 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—35 from Jammu Division and 56 from Kashmir.

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