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After days, J&K witnesses drop in active COVID-19 cases

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14 patients discharged as 8 more test positive

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir saw a drop in the number of active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as 14 patients were discharged from hospitals and only eight fresh cases were detected in the Union Territory, officials said.

The total number of novel coronavirus cases now stands at 278, they said.

“For now our luck seems to be holding!!!  Eight new cases, 14 recoveries. New cases — six from Kashmir and two from Jammu division. Fourteen recoveries, all from Kashmir. Total cases now 278,” Government spokesman Rohit Kansal said on Twitter.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 278 positive cases, 244 are Active Positive, 30 have recovered and 04 have died. Out of the total recovered patients, 14 patients from Kashmir division were discharged today from CD Hospital Srinagar and SKIMS Soura.

With this the total number of patients who have recovered in the Union Territory has gone up to 20, while four patients died due to the infection.

This is for the first time that the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Union territory has decreased, the officials said.

Meanwhile, two fresh cases were reported in the neighbouring Union Territory of Ladakh, taking the total positive cases there to 16.

“We had two fresh cases detected today –one each from Leh and Kargil.  The number of active cases in ladakh now is five as 11 patients have already recovered,” an official of the Ladakh COVID control room said.

Furthermore, till date 55498 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 7760 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 365 in Hospital Quarantine, 244 in hospital isolation and 30952 under home surveillance. Besides, 16173 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period, official bulletin said.

The Bulletin further said that out of 4619 test reports available, 4341 samples have tested as negative till April 14, 2020.

Providing district wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 73 positive cases wherein 62 are Active Positive, 10 recovered and 01 has died, Bandipora 53 positive cases with 44 Active Positive, 08 recovered and  01 died, Baramulla 40 positive cases with 39 Active Positive, no case has recovered yet and 01 has died, Budgam 11 positive cases with 09 Active Positive and 02 recovered, Pulwama 03 positive cases with 02 Active Positive and 01 recovered, Shopian 14 positive cases-all Active Positive, Kupwara with 23 positive cases-all Active Positive, Ganderbal with 05 positive cases-all Active Positive, Kulgam with 05 positive cases-all Active Positive and Anantnag with 01 positive case, who is Active Positive.

Similarly, Jammu has 23 positive cases of whom 20 are Active Positive and 03 have recovered, Udhampur 19 positive cases of which 14 are Active Positive, 4 recovered and 01 died, while as Rajouri 03 positive cases of which 02 are Active Positive and 01 recovered, Samba has 04 positive cases  and all are Active Positive and a single positive case has recovered fully in Kishtwar district.

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