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4 test positive for COVID-19 in Udhampur; cases in J-K climb to 188

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Udhampur/Jammu:  Four people have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 in Udhampur district, taking the total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 188, officials said on Friday.

The four are the contacts of a 61-year-old woman who died of coronavirus on Wednesday, they said.

“Ten tests were received in Udhampur. Out of these, four have turned out positive. They are known contacts of a woman who died of coronavirus at GMC Jammu,” District Magistrate, Udhampur, Piyush Singla told PTI.

The positive cases included two grand-daughters, daughter-in-law and a neighbour of the deceased woman, he said.

The reports of the son and the husband of the woman are awaited from GMC Jammu, Singla said.

The woman”s son is a PSO of a retired police officer, he said.

Authorities have declared Tikri village in Udhampur a red zone and aggressive contact tracing of positive cases is being done by health teams, officials said.


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