COVID19: 12 non-locals among 25 fresh cases in Kashmir

Srinagar: 25 more people including 12 non-locals tested for the novel coronavirus in the Kashmir on Monday while two minor Covid-19 sisters were discharged from JLNM hospital here.

“25 new cases of Covid-19 reported in J&K. All from Kashmir. Total now at 270,” Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.

Official sources said twelve of the positive cases were confirmed from SKIMS lab and included nine from Bandipora and three from Baramulla. The other thirteen cases were confirmed at CD hospital lab and include 12 non-local residents from New Delhi. The other one is a resident of Kulgam.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that 12 among the 13 who tested positive were already put under quarantine.

“They are religious preachers from Delhi and were already under quarantine,” DC said.

With these cases, the officially confirmed tally stands at 270—48 in Jammu and 222 in Kashmir. Four people have died due to the deadly infection in the J&K while eight others—three each in Jammu and five from Kashmir divisions including two minor sisters from Natipora Srinagar have recovered and have been discharged, leaving the active cases in Kashmir to 213 and 45 in Jammu.(GNS)

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