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With 20 more testing positive Friday, tally of COVID-19 cases in J&K rises to 454

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Srinagar: With 20 fresh people testing positive for COVID-19 today, the total number of such cases in Jammu and Kashmir have climbed to 454.

“Twenty new cases were reported today (Friday) and all are from the Kashmir division,” the officials said.

With this, the total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 454. While 57 of these cases are from the Jammu division, 397 are from the Kashmir division, they said.

There are 340 active COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 109 patients have recovered and five have died due to coronavirus, they added.

“Till date, 64,876 travellers and persons (who came) in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance. These include 6,039 persons in home quarantine, including facilities operated by the government, 279 in hospital quarantine, 330 in hospital isolation and 13,283 under home surveillance. Besides, 44,940 persons have completed their surveillance period,” they said.

Out of 11764 test results available, 11310 samples have tested as negative till April 24, 2020, said the officials, adding, 17 more COVID-19 patients,  05 from District Hospital Shopian, 04 from SKIMS Soura, and 08 from GMC, Baramulla, recovered and were discharged.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 108 positive cases wherein 85 are Active Positive, 22 recovered and 01 has died, Srinagar 79 positive cases with 51 Active Positive, 27 recovered and  01 died, Baramulla 52 positive cases with 38 Active Positive, 12 recovered, and 02 died; Shopian has 60 positive cases with 49 Active Positive, 11 recovered; Kupwara has 45 positive cases with 39 Active Positive and 06 recovered; Anantnag district has 16 positive case and all are Active Positive; Ganderbal has 14 positive cases with 12 Active positive and 02 have recovered; Budgam 14 positive cases of which 05 are Active Positive and 09 recovered cases; Kulgam has 06 cases and all are Active Positive; Pulwama 03 positive cases who all have recovered.

Similarly, Jammu has 26 positive cases of whom 21 are Active Positive and 05 have recovered, Udhampur 20 positive cases of which 11 are Active Positive, 08 recovered and 01 died, while as Samba district has 04 positive cases and all are Active Positive; Rajouri has 04 positive cases, 01 active positive and 03 cases have recovered;  Kathua has 01 positive case which is active positive; Ramban has 01 positive case who is Active Positive. Meanwhile, Kishtwar has only 01 positive case who has recovered.

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

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