Srinagar, June 8 (GNS): A CRPF and a policeman were among 198 more covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of patients to 4285 in J&K.
Among the cases, sources said that Kulgam reported 10, Baramulla 33, Srinagar 9, Anantnag 14, Shopian 31, Kupwara 11, Bandipora 9, Budgam 40, Pulwama 7, Jammu 12, Kathua 11, Poonch and Samba 4 each while one each were reported in Ganderbal Rajouri and Doda.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS, told GNS that out of the 1360 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 43 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS that among them, 17 are from Anantnag, nine from Bandipora, eight from Srinagar, four from Kupwara, two each from Kulgam and Pulwama and one from Ganderbal.
He said among the samples received from CMO Srinagar and tested positive include that of 38-year-old man from Batamaloo, 26-year-old male from Hyderpora, 58-year-old and 19-year-old men from Soura, 79-year-old man and 74-year-old woman from Nowshera. Those who tested after their samples were taken at SKIMS Soura include 62-year-old from Kadder Kulgam and 29-year-old from Pulwama. Samples which were received from DH Anantnag and tested positive include Laizbal (1), Sarnal (1),
Bon-Dialgam (1), Mirpora Salia (1), Krangsoo (1), Batakoot Pahalgam (1), Shamsipora (1), Tulhad Ashmuqam (1), Pahalgam (2), Siligam (1), Khandura (1), Satimadan Gopalpora (1), Uggjan Dialgam (1), Lalipora Malpora (1), Hiller Kokernag (1), and Panzgam (1).
One among the samples from DH Pora tested positive and include that of 35-year-old male from District Police Ganderbal. Besides a 37-year-old from 79 batallion CRPF, sample received from airport also tested positive, sources said. Samples received from CHC Kupwara which returned positive include 50-year-old man from Taratpora, 24-year-old man from Ganipora and 59-year-old from DPL Kupwara.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told GNS that out of the 587 samples processed at the hospital’s diagnostic laboratory, 70 came out to be positive for the virus and include 32 from Shopian and 38 from Budgam.
According to the daily media, till date 214595 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 42381 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 51 in Hospital Quarantine, 2916 in hospital isolation and 55577 under home surveillance. Besides, 113625 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Moreover 108 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 12 from Jammu Division and 96 from Kashmir Division. (GNS)