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6 more test positive, COVID-19 cases rise to 55 in J&K

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Jammu: The number of coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 55 with six more persons testing positive from Kashmir region on Tuesday, officials said.

The government informed that six new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all from Kashmir division and contacts of previous positive cases, have been reported.

One of the patients is a 10-year-old boy, who had come in close contact with a person who had tested positive earlier.

“6 new positive cases confirmed in Kashmir Division.  All contacts of previous positive cases. Meanwhile contact tracing continues in both Jammu and Kashmir Divisions.  Please cooperate,” government spokesman Rohit Kansal said in a tweet.

According to the daily media bulletin, out of 55 positive cases, 51 are active positive, two have recovered and two have died.

As many as 43 cases are from Kashmir division and 12 from Jammu division.

Till date 15,001 travellers and people in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 9,895 in home quarantine, 350  in hospital quarantine, 51 in hospital isolation and 3,334 under home surveillance, it said.

The bulletin said that 1,371 people have completed their 28 days’ surveillance period.

The bulletin further said that till date 861 samples have been sent for testing of which 804 have tested negative, 55 positive and two reports are awaited till March 31, 2020.

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