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COVID-19: 8 new positive cases in Kashmir, 3 in Jammu

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Total count in UT 49; 11644 persons under observation

Srinagar: Eleven new coronavirus cases were detected in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the total number of COVID-19 patients in the Union Territory to 49.

Eight new cases have been detected positive in Kashmir, while three new cases tested positive in the Jammu division,” official sources said.

Sources said that among the eight fresh cases from Kashmir, 3 belong to Srinagar, 2 are from Shopian, one each from Bandipora and Budgam. The eighth patient tested positive at SKIMS, Soura.

“Contact-tracing of these persons has already commenced,” the officials added.

With this, Jammu and Kashmir now has 49 coronavirus cases. Of these, two patients have died while two others have recovered.

Earlier, the government Monday informed that 10 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported today which include three from Jammu division and seven from Kashmir division thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 48.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 48 positive cases 44 are Active Positive, 02 have recovered and 02 have died.

Till date 11644 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which also include 355 persons who are in Hospital Isolation and Hospital Quarantine.

The Bulletin further said that 722 samples have been sent for testing of which 659 have tested as negative and 15 reports are awaited till March 30, 2020.

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