COVID-19: 29 more test positive in Kashmir; J&K tally now 523

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SRINAGAR — Twenty-nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir on Sunday.

The government’s spokesperson, Rohit Kansal, confirmed that the tally in the Union Territory rose to 523. “But don’t let this number daunt you. This includes 137 recoveries too,” he said.

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He added, “We will keep doing aggressive testing and strict containment. And you have to support by staying at home.”

Kansal also added that active positive cases are 380. Now, as per the government, Bandipora has the most number of cases — 124. Trailing by Srinagar with 85 cases and Shopian with 63 cases.

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By far, six people have died due to the infection and 137 have recovered in J&K.

Pregnant woman, shopkeeper from Red Zone area test positive in Srinagar

A 5-month pregnant woman and a shopkeeper from a Srinagar Red Zone area were tested positive for COVID-19 infection and admitted at JLNM Rainawari Hospital Srinagar.

There are 43 COVID-19 patients admitted at Rainawari Hospital.

Nodal Officer for Coronavirus at JLNM Rainawari Hospital, Dr Bilqees said that on Sunday they received two COVID-19 patients from Red Zone Srinagar, one male a shopkeeper and another female five month pregnant, both neighbours of previous positive patients already admitted at JLNM Hospital Rainawari Srinagar.

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29 persons were tested positive for the coronavirus in Kashmir today with nine from Anantnag, eight from Bandipora, seven from Baramulla, two from Srinagar and one from Kupwara. (With KNT Inputs)

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