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Is this community spread now? Over 400 test positive in J&K on Saturday

A COVID wellness centre constructed in a few weeks in Srinagar. The administration has set up 3000-bed capacity centres to be used for mild & asymptomatic Covid +ve cases (Photo: Twitter)

Srinagar: Coronavirus pandemic is showing clear signs of community transmission in Kashmir as Saturday witnessed over 400 cases of the virus emerging in J&K, the highest daily addition since the outbreak.

Four people also died of the virus, the highest toll in a day so far in J&K, taking the number of deaths to 40. As many as 51 pregnant women and twelve doctors were among fresh 308 cases of Covid-19 reported in J&K, news agency GNS quoted official sources saying. These cases, sources said, are apart from 143 declared by the government on Saturday evening.

They said that among the fresh cases, 253 were confirmed at CD hospital’s diagnostic lab and include 51 pregnant women who are residents of Gund, Wussan, Matrgund, Serch, Kangan, Narayan Bagh in Ganderbal district; Gulabagh, Chanapora, Baghwanpora Lal Bazar in Srinagar; Kreeri, Khawajabagh, Tapper, Putha Kreeri, Matipora Pattan, Vizer in Baramulla, Wazirthal Telail, Budugaam in Bandipora district.
Regarding the doctors, they said, their samples were received from CMO Srinagar, SMHS hospital, GB Pant hospital, SDH Kokernag, PHC Mattan. Sources however said that there could be cases that are repeated.

Besides, the cases, there are 50 cases which were reported from SKIMS Soura and five from SKIMS Bemina. (GNS)