Srinagar, March 28 (GNS): Kashmir Valley recorded highest single day jump in covid-19 cases, with eight persons testing positive for the pathogen on Saturday.
Official sources told Global News Service (GNS) that the seven of them are admitted in CD hospital here and include a 56-years-old man from Jawaharnagar Srinagar who has travel history to Indonesia, and three persons, aged between 28 to 35 years, are from Hajin area of Bandipora and had come in contact with the 65 year-old man who died of the disease on Thursday. The other one is 62-year-old from Tangmarg area of Baramulla and he has no travel history even to outside Valley and is believed that he might had come in contact with covid-19 patients. The two other persons include a 45-year-old man, and his wife (40) from Ahmad Nagar Srinagar. They had returned from Mumbai, the sources said.
Besides, them one more person aged 26-year-old, admitted in SKIMS tested positive, they said. He is a resident of Rajpora Pulwama, they said.
With these eight fresh cases, the tally of COVID-19 patients in the Kashmir region has gone up to 22 and one of them, the 65-year-old man from Hyderpora, originally a resident of Sopore, died on Thursday. Among them, a 67-year-old woman who was first COVID-19 patient in Valley has recovered at SKIMS Soura, the Valley’s only tertiary care hospital.
In all, 28 persons have tested positive for the COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir and 6 of them are in Jammu region—3 in the winter capital of the J&K and as many in Rajouri district.
Meanwhile sources said sixteen more persons with covid-19 symptoms were admitted to SKIMS Soura. With this, 39 people are admitted in isolation facility there.
Regarding CD hospital Srinagar, they said, 22 more suspected persons were admitted today. Also two persons were admitted to JLNM hospital Rainawari. In all 65 persons are admitted in these two isolation facilities, they said.
When contacted Dr Manzoor Ahmad Qadri, state surveillance officer told GNS that so far 223 samples have been taken in Kashmir Valley and 22 of them tested positive for the disease.
The Government informed that 5919 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance so far.
As per the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus, 3535 persons have been kept under home quarantine (including facilities operated by Govt.) while as 227 are in hospital quarantine.
Persons who are under home surveillance stand at 1525 while as 632 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.
It said that 486 samples have been sent for testing of which 486 tested as negative. The bulletin further stated. (GNS)