Two young siblings test positive for coronavirus in Srinagar; total active cases in J&K 11

Two siblings, who are grandchildren of an infected patient, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease in Srinagar, taking the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 11, officials said on Thursday.

“Two more positive cases in Srinagar. Siblings (7 years old and 8 months old)- grandchildren of a confirmed case from Srinagar with travel history to Saudi Arabia who had tested positive on 24th. Total number of active positive cases now 11,” said the government spokesman, on Twitter.

A senior doctor at JLNM hospital Rainawari told news agency GNS that the duo remain admitted at the facility and their samples were taken recently. “The test reports were received today and they came out to be positive,” the doctor said. The man from Natipora had returned from Saudi Arabia on March 16 after performing Umrah and had shared the same flight as that of the Kashmir’s first covid-19 patient, a 67-year-old woman from Srinagar’s Khanyar area who, according to the doctors at SKIMS Soura, is recovering.  

The total number of people infected with the novel virus has reached 13. One of them, a resident of Srinagar passed away today morning while a patient has recovered in Jammu.