Covid-19 cases surpass 1200 mark in J&K as 45 new cases detected

Srinagar, May 18: Five doctors and 19 armed forces personnel were among at least 45 fresh cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir so far on Monday, taking the over tally of the Covid-19 patients in the J&K to over 1200 mark.

Sources told that the nineteen samples taken at DPL Anantnag, which is collection point, returned positive.

“There is no policeman from district police Anantnag. The DPL Anantnag is a collection point and all the 19 personnel are from armed police,” a senior police officer said.

Official sources told that five doctors whose samples returned positive include a 30-year-old from Bemina Srinagar (posted at SKIMS MCH), 27-year-old from Asham Sumbal Bandipora (posted in Orthodontics dental college Srinagar), 46-year-old from Ladakh (Consultant ENT SMHS), 42-year-old from Mahjoor Nagar Srinagar (Consultant ENT SMHS) and Registrar ENT SMHS, a 30-year-old doctor.

The other patients who have tested positive at CD hospital’s covid-19 testing lab include 50-year-old woman from Bemina Srinagar, admitted to an isolation ward in SMHS.

The others including 75-year-old woman of Kokernag,  55-year-old man from Fateh Kadal Srinagar, 65-year-old woman from Kulgam, 56-year-old from Kargil, 70-year-old woman from Budgam, 55-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla and 27-year-old from Sallar Anantnag were also admitted to SMHS hospital.

The nineteen armed policemen who tested positive are aged between 25 to 53 years old and maximum among them are in 30s, they added. Eleven other samples were confirmed at army’s Command Hospital Udhampur and include 10 from Kulgam and one resident of Udhampur district, sources said. The two others are from Rajouri and their samples were confirmed at GMC Jammu.

With these cases, the number of Covid-19 patients have risen to 1228 so far. “There is possibility of more cases as the day progress,” sources added.(GNS)

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