25 test positive in Kashmir, tally reaches to 639 in J&K

Srinagar: Twenty five persons on Friday were tested positive for the Corona virus in Kashmir division taking the total number of covid-19 cases to 639.

Four children and five members of a family of an ISM pharmacist were among 25 more people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kashmir Valley.

The youngest among the children is an 8-year-old girl from Anantnag while three others are aged between 12 and 16.

Besides new cases, officials said there have been 31 recoveries also, taking the number of patients who have recovered 247.

“Recoveries overtake new cases- 25 New Cases, 31 Recoveries; Total Cases now 639. Active Cases-384 (Jammu-6 Kashmir -378),” Rohit Kansal, principal secretary information and a government spokesman said.

Official sources told GNS that among the fresh cases, 11 were confirmed at Viral Diagnostic Lab of SKIMS Soura and include six from Kupwara, two from Shopian and one each from Baramulla, Bandipora and Budgam districts.

However, most of the cases, 14, were confirmed at the COVID-19 testing laboratory at Chest Disease hospital Dalgate and include 12 from Anantnag and two from Srinagar districts.

The cases from Anantnag include five members of a family comprising wife (52), two daughters (22 and 25) besides a 16-year-old son and brother (in 30s) of an ISM pharmacist from Tailwani Achabal. The 56-year-old pharmacist, posted at PHC Achabal, had tested positive for the disease on April 26.

The other cases include 8-year-old girl, 12-year-old boy besides two men-aged 60 and 80 besides a 48-year-old woman from Larnoo and a 55-year-old woman from Sangam area.

Six cases from Kupwara are from Gonipora Handwara, all men with three of the aged 60 while as many others are 40, 41 and 50 respectively.

Regard cases includes 17-year-old female and 46-year-old women from Bemina area, sources said.

The Shopian cases include 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman from Heerpora, one of the most affected areas in the southern Kashmir district.

The cases from Bandipora, Baramulla and Budgam districts include a 23-year-old woman from Gundjahangir, a 28-year-old man from Hardchilloo and a 39-year-old man from Char-e-Sharief respectively.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told Global News Service that the man from Budgam has travel history to New Delhi. Others, he said, are contacts of previous patients.

Meanwhile, according to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 639 positive cases, 384 are Active Positive, 247 have recovered and 08 have died.

Moreover, 31 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, of Kashmir Division.

It said that out of 21695 test results available, 21056 samples have tested as negative till May 01, 2020.

Furthermore, till date 71837 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which includes 8109 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 185 in Hospital Quarantine, 384 in hospital isolation and 8430 under home surveillance. Besides, 54721 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing the district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 128 positive cases with 01 fresh case today, 92 are Active Positive, 35 recovered (including 11 recoveries today), 01 died; Anantnag district reported 12 new cases which led to 95 positive cases with 94 Active Positive, 01 died; Srinagar reported 02 fresh cases today taking positive cases to 91 with 20 Active Positive, 69 recovered (including 11 recoveries today), 02 died; Baramulla reported 01 new cases today taking total number of positive cases to 85 with 56 Active Positive, 26 recovered(including 5 recoveries today), 03 died; Shopian has 74 positive cases including 2 cases reported today, 57 Active Positive, 17 recovered (including 4 recoveries today); Kupwara reported 06 new cases today taking its positive cases to 55 with 36 Active Positive, 19 recovered; Budgam reported 01 new positive cases leading to 21 such cases of which 10 are Active Positive with 11 recovered cases (including 01 recovery today); Ganderbal has 14 positive cases with 01 Active positive and 13 recovered (including 08 recoveries today); Kulgam has 11 positive cases with 08 Active Positive and 03 recoveries (including 1recovery today); Pulwama has 07 positive cases with 04 active positive, 03 recovered. (GNS)

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