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17 fresh cases in J&K, tally reaches 224

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48202 people put under surveillance

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir reported 17 fresh coronavirus infections on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 224, officials said.

While 12 of these cases were detected in the Kashmir valley, five were reported from Jammu region, they said.

“Seventeen fresh cases were detected today in Jammu and Kashmir,” the officials said.

The total number of positive cases in the Union Territory has now risen to 224. Of these, 180 are from Kashmir and 44 from Jammu, they said.

The total includes six patients who have recovered and four deaths.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 224 positive cases, 214 are Active Positive, 06 have recovered and 04 have died.

Furthermore, till date 48202 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 7729 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 422 in Hospital Quarantine, 214 in hospital isolation and 28912 under home surveillance. Besides, 10921 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.

The Bulletin further said that 2982 samples have tested as negative till April 11, 2020.

Providing district wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 58 positive cases wherein 56 are Active Positive, 01 have recovered and 01 have died, Bandipora 41 positive cases with 38 Active Positive, 02 have recovered and  01 died, Baramulla 33 positive cases with 32 Active Positive, 0 recovered and 01 died, Budgam 11 positive cases all of whom are Active Positive, Pulwama 03 positive cases-all Active Positive, Shopian and Kupwara with 14 and 15 positive cases respectively and all are Active Positive, and Ganderbal and Kulgam with 02 and 03 positive cases respectively all of whom are Active Positive.

Similarly, Jammu has 19 positive cases of whom 17 are Active Positive and 02 have recovered, Udhampur 18 positive cases of which 17 are Active Positive, 0 recovered and 01 died, while as Rajouri and Kishtwar have 03 and 01 positive cases respectively wherein all the three in Rajouri are Active Positive and the single positive case has recovered fully in Kishtwar district. Further, there are 03 positive cases in Samba whom all are Active Positive.

The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

Meanwhile, according to the advisory issued in the media bulletin, older adults (60 years and above) or people with underlying health conditions are at higher risk of developing severe forms of COVID-19.

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