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COVID19: 23 fresh cases take J&K tally beyond 200

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Srinagar: Twenty three more persons were tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, taking the total number of cases in J&K to 207.

Government spokesperson, Rohit Kansal said that, “Total positive cases in J&K now 207. Jammu-39; Kashmir-168. A detailed bulletin follows shortly”.


Earlier, Dr Ghulam Hassan Yattoo, Deputy Medical Superintendent SKIMS told The Kashmir Monitor that ten positive cases were reported at SKIMS today.

“The samples had come from Kupwara and Baramulla districts,” he said.

Besides, four people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Udhampur district.

The four are the contacts of a 61-year-old woman who died of coronavirus on Wednesday, they said.

“Ten tests were received in Udhampur. Out of these, four have turned out positive. They are known contacts of a woman who died of coronavirus at GMC Jammu,” District Magistrate, Udhampur, Piyush Singla said.

The positive cases included two grand-daughters, daughter-in-law and a neighbour of the deceased woman.

Furthermore, till date 43798 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 8157 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 478 in Hospital Quarantine, 174 in hospital isolation and 25975 under home surveillance. Besides, 9010 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.

The bulletin urged the general public to stay indoors, strictly implement social distancing measures, disclose recent travel history to COVID-19 affected countries and report any contact with positive cases voluntarily.

The bulletin stressed on people to take care of their bodies during home stay by ensuring to stay hydrated, eating balanced diet and resting well.