Covid19 | 19 more test positive

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The number of COVID19 positive cases in J&K jumped to 94 from 75, a jump of 19 cases on Saturday, the highest for any day.

At SKIMS, 13 samples tested positive today while three samples tested positive at CD Hospital. Three samples tested positive in Jammu.

Kupwara district registered itself on the COVID19 map of J&K today with five positive cases, tested at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences.

Medical superintendent SKIMS, Dr Farooq Jan, said that four cases had travel history of Bangladesh. These patients, an official said, had travelled to the country as part of a religious congregation. One more COVID19 person from district Kupwara has travel history to Delhi.

The neighbouring district of Baramulla also has three new COVID19 patients, all residents of Tangmarg. The new positives are contacts of the son of COVID19 positive man who died last week at CD Hospital.

Eight of these patients, five from Kupwara and three from Baramulla, were admitted at Government Medical College (GMC) Baramulla. Five more patients, who tested positive at SKIMS, were admitted at the isolation ward of the Institute itself.

Four of these cases were from northern district of Bandipora. Two of the patients, Dr Jan said, had travel history of Delhi and two had recently travelled to Jammu.

One person from Kupwara, with travel history of Delhi was also admitted at SKIMS and tested positive today.

At Chest Disease Hospital, three samples tested positive today. Dr S Saleem Khan said the samples had been received from district hospital Pulwama. “Two of the patients from Shopian were contacts of COVID19 positive patient, while one person who had travelled to Delhi also tested positive,” he said.

In Kashmir, the total number of samples that tested positive today stood at 16, while three samples had been found positive at Jammu. The case tally of COVID19 in J&K reached 94 today.

Meanwhile five patients, who were admitted to CD Hospital for treatment of COVID 19 have recovered. Their samples have tested negative for the virus now, indicating recovery. Dr Naveed Nazir Shah, in-charge COVID19 at the hospital, shared the news on social media today. Speaking to Greater Kashmir, he said, “We will test the patients again as a protocol and if the second sample also tests negative, they are fit to be discharged.”