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39 more test positive in Anantnag jail, total 44 inmates infected now

Srinagar: Thirty nine (39) more inmates lodged in district jail Anantnag in south Kashmir have tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday taking the total number of such cases in the jail to 44. Till Sunday, five inmates including the younger brother of JKLF founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, were among those lodged in the jail who had tested positive for the virus. The jail authorities had taken 192 samples after the first case was detected and today as more results came back, 39 more have tested positive for the virus. DC Anantnag, K K Sidha, confirmed to The Kashmir Monitor that 44 detainees had tested positive in the jail so far. Asked if the authorities will shift the infected detainees out, he said it was a “security related decision” details of which he cannot share. As reported earlier in the day, the jail authorities have shifted the infected persons to individual...