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One more Covid-19 infected dies at SKIMS; J&K records 108 new positive cases

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542 cases recovered till date; 109092 under surveillance

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported its largest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, with 108 new infections, pushing the virus count to 1,121 in the Union Territory, officials said.

One more Covid-19 infected person died today at SKIMS, Soura. Medical superintendent SKIMS, Dr Farooq Jan said that a positive patient who hailed from Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district has died at the institute today.

Dr Jan said that the patient was admitted to the hospital yesterday after he complained of uneasiness due to heart problem.

“The samples of the patient were taken soon after he was admitted in the institute. He was detected positive today,” MS SKIMS said

Meanwhile, officials said that 12 pregnant women — all from Anantnag district of south Kashmir — were among the cases detected on Saturday.

Of the fresh cases, 22 are from Jammu and 86 are from the Jammu region, the officials said.

“Of total cases, 989 are in Kashmir, while 132 are in the Jammu region,” the officials added.

The UT has witnessed 12 coronavirus-related deaths, including the one that took place on Saturday.

The officials further said that out of 76191 test results available, 75070 samples have tested as negative till May 16, 2020.

They said that till date 109092 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 29243 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 107 in Hospital Quarantine, 567 in hospital isolation and 14114 under home surveillance. Besides, 65049 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 135 positive cases with 09 Active Positive, 125 recovered (including 03 recoveries today), 01 death; Srinagar has 156 positive cases (including 03 reported today) with 68 Active Positive, 84 recovered, 04 deaths; Anantnag district has 162 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today), with 133 Active Positive, 28 recovered (including 02 recoveries today),  01 death; Baramulla has 118 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 35 Active Positive, 80 recovered (including 13 recoveries today), 03 deaths; Shopian has 107 positive cases with 43 Active Positive, 64 recovered (including 01 recovery today); Kupwara has 97 positive cases (including 12 reported today) with 49 Active Positive, 48 recovered; Budgam has 57 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), with 28 Active Positive and 28 recovered cases (including 7 recoveries today) 01 death; Ganderbal has 23 positive cases with 09 Active positive cases and 14 recoveries; Kulgam has 119 positive cases (including 47 reported today), with 113 Active Positive and  06 recoveries; Pulwama reported 15 positive cases with 10 active positive, 05 recovered.

Similarly, Jammu has 39 positive cases with 11 active positive cases and 27 recoveries (including 01 recovery today) and 01 death; Udhampur has 24 positive cases with 04 active positive case, 19 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 11 positive cases with 05 Active Positive and 06 recoveries (including 02 recoveries today); Rajouri has 05 positive cases with 01 active positive case and 04 recovered; Kathua has 31 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 30 Active positive and 01 recovered; Kishtwar had only 01 positive case who has recovered; Ramban has 18 positive case (including 12 reported today) with 17 active positive and 01 recovered while Reasi has 03 positive cases with 02 active positive and 01 recovered.

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