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23 more test COVID-19 positive; tally reaches 546

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Srinagar: Twenty-three more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the total in the Union Territory to 546.

Of the fresh cases, one is in Jammu and the rest in Kashmir, officials said.

“Twenty-three new cases have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours,” an official said.

With Reasi district in Jammu division reporting its first COVID-19 case, the virus has now spread to 18 of the 20 districts in the Union Territory.

Of the total number of cases reported so far, 488 are from Kashmir and 58 from Jammu. Seven people have died and 164 patients have recovered. The number of active cases stands at 375.

Officials said that till date 67570 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which include 6320 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 259 in Hospital Quarantine, 375 in hospital isolation and 9984 under home surveillance. Besides, 50625 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Officials further said that out of 14988 test results available, 14442 samples have tested as negative till April 27, 2020.

Providing district-wise breakup, the official bulletin said that Bandipora reported 03 new cases today thus taking total number of cases in the district to 127 positive cases wherein 102 are Active Positive, 24 recovered which includes 01 recovery today and 01 has died, Similarly, in Srinagar 01 new case was reported today thus taking total number of cases in the district to 86 positive cases with 35 Active Positive, 50 recovered which includes (13 new cases today) and 01 died; With 05 new positive cases, Shopian has 68 positive cases with 55 Active Positive, 13 recovered (02 new cases today); Baramulla also reported 05 cases taking total number of positive cases to 67 with 43 Active Positive, 21 recovered (4 new cases today), and 03 died; Anantnag district reported 06 new cases which led to 54 positive case and 53 are Active Positive, 01 died; Kupwara reported 01 new case today taking total to 48 positive cases with 39 Active Positive and 09 recovered (01 new cases today); Budgam also reported new 01 cases today, thus district has 15 positive cases of which 06 are Active Positive with 09 recovered cases; Ganderbal has 14 positive cases with 09 Active positive and 05 recovered (03 new cases today); 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 11 are Active Positive and 01 recovered today taking total number of recovered patients to 15, Udhampur 20 positive cases of which 08 are Active Positive, 11 recovered( including 02 cases today) 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 have recovered; Kathua has 01 positive case who is active positive; Kishtwar had only 01 positive case who has recovered; Ramban has 01 positive case who is Active Positive;. Meanwhile, Reasi reported 01 positive case today.

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