Srinagar, June 18: Four policemen, a doctor and a lab technician beside were among 149 fresh cases of covid-19 infection reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the overall tally to 5555 in J&K.
Giving district wise break, official sources said that among the fresh cases 25 were reported from Budgam followed by Pulwama (21), Baramulla (20), Undhampur (16), Kathua (12), 11 each in Jammu and Srinagar , Shopian (10), Samba (7), Anantnag (4), three each in Kulgam and Bandipora, Kupwara (2) and one each in Ganderbal and Reasi.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS said that out of the total processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 40 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that among them nine are from Shopian, eight from Pulwama, seven from Srinagar, four each from Anantnag and Baramulla, three from Bandipora, two from Kulgam and one each from Ganderbal, Budgam and Kupwara.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of 538 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 24 tested positive for COVID-19, all from Budgam. (GNS)