Covid-19: Highest no of cases in a single day reported in JK as 33 more test positive

Positive case toll mounts to 158, 122 from Kashmir 27 from Jammu

Srinagar : The number of Covid-19 positive cases continues to show surge in J&K as 33 more cases were tested positive on Wednesday, highest ever since the pandemic griped the Union Territory on March 18. The total number of positive cases in the UT have gone up to 158 of which 122 are from Kashmir and 27 from Jammu. Of the 33 cases that were tested positive today, 30 are from Kashmir and only three from Jammu.
Taking to micro blogging social networking site twitter government spokesman and Principal Secretary Department Of Information & Public Relation Rohit Kansal wrote “Now the total number of active cases in J&K stands at 149 including 122 from Kashmir division and 27 in Jammu division and good news is that two more patients have recovered and have been discharged from SKIMS.”
Nineteen cases were tested positive at CD hospital Srinagar and 11 at SKIMS, officials said, adding that the persons, who have been tested positive Wednesday in Kashmir are from Natipora Srinagar 02, Bemina 03, Baramulla 06, Bandipora 07, Kupwara 03, Pulwama 02, Shopian 06 while as Kulgam district witnessed first positive case of COVID-19.
The officials said that a few among the new cases have travel history of outside India while as others have contact history of already positive patients. “14 news cases today, 11 in Kashmir, 3 in Jammu. 139 cases in all now. 130 active cases, 27 in Jammu division, 103 in Kashmir. Good news too: 2 patients discharges from SKIMS (hospital),” said Govt spokesman Rohit Kansal in his tweet.
He later tweeted “Just now 19 more cases test positive in Kashmir Division- details follow”. Nodal Officer for Coronavirus at SKIMS, Dr G H Yatoo said among the reports received 11 tested positive besides that more than a dozen patients with symptoms of covid-19 were admitted at SKIMS Wednesday. He further added that two patients one each from Baramulla and Bandipora were discharged after they recovered from the deadly virus.
Dr Tabasum Deputy Medical Superintendent JLNM hospital Srinagar said 12 positive patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital who all have been doing well and recovering.
She said that samples of five positive patients have been taken for re-confirmation whose reports are expected to come tomorrow. Doctors at CD hospital said among the reports received today, 19 were tested positive.
They added that they are conducting re-confirming tests of about one dozen patients and if their repeated tests will come negative they will be shifted to quarantine centres.
“GMC Anantnag is designated facility for taking samples. To make it absolutely clear, the 7 cases reported positive today were only sent by GMC Anantnag but these patients belong to Shopian and Kulgam. Our district continues to be free so far. Don’t pay heed to any rumours. Stay strong! ” Tweeted ACR Anantnag syed Yasir

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