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Four more test positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir

Four more test positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir
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Total positive cases rise to 11 in JK

Srinagar: Four people, hailing from Bandipora district, tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 11, officials said.
Four more persons, all from Bandipora, tested positive today. Preliminary findings suggest they were close contacts of Srinagar patient who tested positive yesterday,” government spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.
He also said all the five people who have tested positive — four fresh cases and one from Tuesday — were reported to have participated together in a religious event.
Authorities were collecting individual details of travel history and local contacts of each of the fresh cases, a senior official said here.
With these, the total number of positive cases in the valley has gone up to eight and in the union territory to 11.
Three of the infected people — two in Jammu and one in Kashmir — have recovered from the disease, the officials said.
Meanwhile, a suspected Covid-19 patient who had arrived from Hungary created scare after she fled from the CD hospital in Srinagar after she was admitted here on suspicion of being infected.
A resident of uptown Srinagar, the 25-year-old woman, according to the doctors, is a ‘strong suspected case’. She was admitted yesterday at CD hospital. However, she fled the hospital and later was traced and admitted in SKIMS Soura.
A senior police officer said that the woman has reported at SKIMS and she has been admitted in the tertiary care hospital now.
The police officer said that there is security deployed at CD hospital and “it amounts to security lapse”.
When contacted Dr Naveed Nazir Shah, HOD CD hospital, said that the woman was not referred to SKIMS and that she has put the life of others to danger by her act.
“There is proper procedure and lot of care has to be taken from taking suspected patients from one place to another. As she was not referred, her act has put to risk life of others.”
Last week also, a female patient suspected of COVID19, had escaped from the Chest Diseases Hospital. A returnee from Saudi Arabia, she was later traced and readmitted. Her test reports came out to be negative, they added. (with inputs from GNS and PTI)


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