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Covid-19: Tally of infected reach 4878 as 148 more test positive

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22 CRPF personnel test coronavirus positive in south Kashmir

Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir reported 148 fresh cases, 38 from Jammu and 110 from Kashmir division, of Covid-19, the total number of the infected persons has risen to 4878, officials said here today.

Officials said that 183 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals, 35 from Jammu and 148 from Kashmir Division.

The officials said that out of 4878 positive cases, 2554 are Active Positive, 2269 have recovered and 55 have died; 06 in Jammu division and 49 in Kashmir division.

“Out of 260098 test results available, 255220 samples have been tested as negative till June 13, 2020,” they said.

The officials further said that 233241 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 41570 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 29 in Hospital Quarantine, 2554 in hospital isolation and 54840 under home surveillance. Besides, 134193 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 236 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 62 Active Positive, 173 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 514 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 345 Active Positive, 156 recovered, 13 deaths; Anantnag district has 484 positive cases (including 01 case reported today), with 118 Active Positive, 361 recovered (including 23 cases recovered today),  05 deaths; Baramulla has 512 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 338 Active Positive, 164 recovered, 10 deaths; Shopian has 493 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 214 Active Positive, 274 recovered (including 49 cases recovered today) and 05 deaths; Kupwara has 388 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 109 Active Positive, 276 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today) and 03 deaths; Budgam has 228 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today), with 119 Active Positive and 107 recovered cases and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 61 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 22 active positive cases and 39 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today); Kulgam has 615 positive cases (including 45 cases reported today), with 309 Active Positive and  298 recoveries (including 70 cases recovered today) and 08 deaths and Pulwama reported 212 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 177 active positive cases and 33 recovered and 02 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 267 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 144 active positive cases and 120 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today) and 03 deaths; Udhampur has 155 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 117 active positive cases, 37 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 91 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 63 Active Positive and 28 recoveries; Rajouri has 65 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 52 active positive cases and 12 recovered and 01 death; Kathua has 155 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 86 Active positive and 69 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 22 positive cases with 18 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Ramban has 195 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 140 active positive and 55 recoveries (including 18 cases reported today); Reasi has 24 positive cases with 13 active positive and 11 recovered, Poonch has 104 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 74 active positive and 30 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) while Doda has 57 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 34 active positive cases and 22 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 01 death.

Meanwhile, at least 22 CRPF personnel from several battalions have tested positive for coronavirus in south Kashmir, PTI quoted officials as saying.

The officials said the health authorities had collected samples from CRPF personnel from various battalions at Uranhall in south Kashmir, out of which test results for 22 samples have come out as positive.

They said these tests were undertaken at SKIMS laboratory here and were among the total 66 positive cases detected via tests conducted at the laboratory on Saturday.

None of these troopers have any recent travel history, the officials added.

The contact tracing of the COVID-19 positive CRPF personnel has been started so that those who came in contact with them can be quarantined, they said.

This is the second time in the last four days that a large number of paramilitary CRPF personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus. On June 10, 28 CRPF personnel had tested positive.

A 40-year-old CRPF personnel, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at a hospital here on June 8.

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