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106 more coronavirus cases in J&K; tally reaches 1289

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55 policemen, five doctors among infected

Srinagar: Fifty five police personnel and five doctors are among 106 who tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday taking the total number of infected patients to 1289.

Officials said that among the fresh 106 cases 12 are from Jammu and 94 from Kashmir division.

The union territory has reported a total of 16 fatalities, including three on Monday.

Among the latest cases are five doctors and 55 police personnel from district police lines Anantnag, they said.

Four of these doctors had treated a COVID-19 positive woman who died of comorbidities on Sunday.

The 29-year-old woman from Habbakadal was suffering from Ludwig’s angina and operated upon at the SMHS hospital here, before testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

“Eight three new positive cases of coronavirus were detected in the union territory on Monday,” an official said, adding the total number of cases has now reached 1,266.

Three doctors from the SMHS, one from SKIMS Medical College Hospital and one from Dental College tested positive for the disease on Sunday, taking the number of healthcare workers affected by the deadly virus in the valley to 16, the officials said.

“No one is immune to the infection. Please take precautions. The entire health department is at the service of all,” leading pulmonologist Dr Naveed Shah said while urging people to follow the COVID-19 advisories.

Officials said that till date 114788 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 29208 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 89 in Hospital Quarantine, 665 in hospital isolation and 18300 under home surveillance. Besides, 66511 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 137 positive cases (including 02 reported today) with 08 Active Positive, 128 recovered (including 03 reported today), 01 death; Srinagar has 169 positive cases (including 12 reported today) with 68 Active Positive, 96 recovered, 05 deaths; Anantnag district has 236 positive cases (including 59 cases reported today), with 173 Active Positive, 61 recovered (including 26 recoveries today),  04 death; Baramulla has 119 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 35 Active Positive, 81 recovered (including 01 recovery today), 03 deaths; Shopian has 109 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 34 Active Positive, 75 recovered; Kupwara has 101 positive cases (including 04 reported today) with 53 Active Positive, 48 recovered; Budgam has 58 positive cases (including 01 reported today), with 27 Active Positive and 30 recovered cases (including 02 recovered today) and 01 death; Ganderbal has 24 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 09 Active case and 15 recoveries (including 01 recovery today); Kulgam has 159 positive cases (including 12 reported today), with 149 Active Positive and  09 recoveries and 02 death; Pulwama reported 17 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 11 active positive, 06 recovered (including 01 recovered today).

Similarly, Jammu has 47 positive cases (including 02 reported today) with 19 active positive cases and 27 recoveries and 01 death; Udhampur has 26 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 06 active positive case, 19 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 13 positive cases with 07 Active Positive and 06 recoveries; Rajouri has 07 positive cases (including 02 reported today) with 03 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Kathua has 34 positive cases (including 02 case reported today) with 33 Active positive and 01 recovered; Kishtwar has 02 positive case (including 01 reported today) with 01 active positive case and 01 recovered; Ramban has 24 positive case (including 01 reported today) with 23 active positive and 01 recovered; Reasi has 03 positive cases with 02 active positive and 01 recovered, Poonch has 3 positive cases (including 2 reported today) 03 active positive , while Doda has reported today its first Corona active positive case.

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