With 37 new cases, number of Covid-19 infected reach 971 in J&K
466 patients recover; 100683 persons under surveillance
Srinagar: The Government Wednesday informed that 37 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 07 from Jammu division and 30 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 971.
Officials said that out of 971 positive cases, 494 are Active Positive, 466 have recovered and 11 have died, adding, 11 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 02 from Jammu division and 09 from Kashmir Division.
They further said that out of 57111 test results available, 56140 samples have tested as negative till May 13, 2020.
“100683 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 25393 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 149 in Hospital Quarantine, 494 in hospital isolation and 11694 under home surveillance. Besides, 62942 persons have completed their surveillance period,” said the officials.
Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 134 positive cases with 25 Active Positive, 108 recovered (including 01 recovery today), 01 death; Srinagar has 137 positive cases with 49 Active Positive, 84 recovered (including 03 recoveries today), 04 deaths; Anantnag district has 145 positive cases (including 18 new cases reported today) with 127 Active Positive, 17 recovered (including 05 recoveries today), 01 death; Baramulla has 110 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 50 Active Positive, 57 recovered, 03 deaths; Shopian has 105 positive cases (including 01 new case reported today) with 45 Active Positive, 60 recovered; Kupwara has 83 positive cases with 38 Active Positive, 45 recovered; Budgam has 52 positive cases (including 07 reported today) with 38 Active Positive and 14 recovered cases; Ganderbal has 23 positive cases with 09 Active case and 14 recoveries; Kulgam has 72 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 66 Active Positive and 06 recoveries; Pulwama reported 13 positive cases with 09 active positive, 04 recovered.
Similarly, Jammu has 38 positive cases (including 03 new cases reported today) with 11 active positive cases and 26 recoveries and 01 death; Udhampur has 22 positive cases with 02 active positive case, 19 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 11 positive cases with 07 Active Positive and 04 recoveries; Rajouri has 04 positive cases and all have recovered ; Kathua has 17 positive cases (including 04 reported today) with 16 Active positive and 01 recovered; Kishtwar had only 01 positive case who has recovered while Ramban has 01 positive case who has recovered today while Reasi has 03 positive cases with 02 active positive and 01 recovered today.
Another Covid-19 infected dies, death toll in J&K 11
Jammu: COVID-19 test results of the samples taken from a 72-year-old man shortly after he was declared brought dead by doctors at a hospital here on Wednesday turned out to be positive, officials said.
This is the second death due to coronavirus in the Jammu region and 11th in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The man, a heart patient hailing from the Preet Nagar locality of Digiana in Jammu, was brought to the Government Medical College (GMC) Hospital in an unconscious state and declared brought dead by the doctors, the officials said.
The doctors sent his samples for COVID-19 testing and the results were positive, they added.
The officials said the efforts to locate all the contacts of the deceased have been intensified.
On April 9, a 61-year-old woman from Udhampur district died due to COVID-19 at the GMC hospital, while nine others have died of the infection in different districts of Kashmir valley.