With 8 new positive cases, total number in J&K jumps to 70
First coronavirus patient discharged from hospital
JAMMU: The Government Thursday informed that 08 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 70.
Out of fresh eight cases, 05 are from Jammu division and 03 from Kashmir division.
The five infected people in Jammu are contacts of old cases and similarly in Kashmir, one has a travel history to Saudi Arabia and two are from contacts of positive cases, officials said.
First coronavirus patient of the valley — a 67-year-old woman from the old city area — was discharged from hospital after recovering from the disease.
On March 18, the woman, who had returned from Saudi Arabia, tested positive.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 70 positive cases, 65 are Active Positive, 03 have recovered and 02 have died. Regarding their location 53 are from Kashmir division and 17 from Jammu division. The bulletin further informed that the first COVID-19 positive case from Kashmir division has fully recovered and has been discharged from the hospital.
Furthermore, till date 17677 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 10694 persons in home quarantine including in facilities operated by government, 622 in Hospital Quarantine, 65 in hospital isolation and 4109 under home surveillance. Besides, 2187 persons have completed their 28 days surveillance period.
The Bulletin further said that till date 1084 samples have been sent for testing of which 1010 have tested as negative, 70 positive and 04 reports are awaited till April 02, 2020.
Chattabal locality declared as ‘red zone’
Srinagar: The authorities on Thursday declared Chattabal locality in Srinagar City as a “red zone” in view of a cluster of four positive cases of COVID-19 in the area, officials said.
“Chattabal has been declared Containment (Red) Zone in view of cluster of four positive cases,” the Srinagar District Administration said in a tweet.
The containment zone has been marked from the administrative boundary of the residential colony where these cases were detected and while a buffer zone of additional five kilometre radius has been announced.
Nearly 20 villages in various districts have already been declared as containment zones in Kashmir Valley where 50 cases of COVID-19 have been detected so far. Of these, two patients have died while one has recovered.