14 test positive in Kathua, Samba, Reasi
Fourteen people tested positive for Covid19 in Kathua, Samba and Reasi districts of Jammu division on Tuesday, officials said.
As per the officials,eight positives are in Kathua, four in Samba and two in Reasi district.
"Today we have detectedfive positive cases in Basohli, whereas one positive case from Hiranagar," saidDeputy Commissioner Kathua, OP Bhagat.
Bhagat said that these positive cases had travel history ofDelhi and one from Punjab who reached Lakhanpur in a truck. However, all ofthem have been kept under administrative quarantine.
"We have kept close watch on the situation and everyone isbeing screened properly so that no positive can mix in the population afterthey reach Lakhanpur," said the DC.
The DC informed that they have declared particular areas ofBasohli as hotspot.
"Today morning 5 more tested +ve from Basohli. Tally 11active in district. All were in quarantine centres. Active testing, Lakhanpurcorridor helping in identifying and containing the spread. Let's continue thegood work and be vigilant," SSP Kathua Shailendra Mishra tweeted.
By evening, one more positive case was detected in Kathua."1 more case positive for Kathua. Again Lakhanpur corridor worked. Wasquarantined at Kathua and had a travel history of Uttar Pradesh. Total activecases 12," the SSP Kathua tweeted.
"1 Covid positive from Mahanpur. 13th case so far active inKathua. Was kept in quarantine and had a travel history from Delhi. Lakhanpurcorridor worked," SSP Kathua, Shailendra Mishra tweeted on late Tuesdayevening.
FOUR COVID CASES IN SAMBA:
"We have four new positive cases in Samba including apregnant lady," said SSP Samba, Shakti Pathak, while informing that out of fourpositive, three are drivers.
He said, "The pregnant woman – whose husband is driver byprofession who returned two months back – was tested positive for Covid19. Shewent to the hospital for medical checkup, where from she was referred to theThandi-Khuie for sampling. Her test report confirmed that she was positive forcoronavirus."
So far, he said, Samba district has seven active cases andsix of them are drivers with travel history from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Mumbai,Delhi, Guwahati (Assam), and Kashmir Valley.
TWO POSITIVE CASES IN REASI:
The health authorities detected two Covid19 positive casesin Reasi district today.
"We have two positive cases," informed Additional DeputyCommissioner, Rajinder Kumar.
Kumar said that one infected person is an employee ofMunicipal Committee and second was already in administrative quarantine.