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COVID-19 cases surge to 33 in JK

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Ten test positive in Kashmir, 3 in Jammu

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Srinagar: The Covid-19 positive cases have shown a sudden spurt in Jammu and Kashmir with 13 cases being reported of which two are from Srinagar and three from Jammu taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 33 including the one who recovered and the one who passed away.
“Ten more positive cases in Srinagar today. Six cases had a history of contact with already positive cases of religious congregation while the other three had travel history outside J&K,” government spokesman Rohit Kansal said.
“Tough to be harbinger of unpleasant news. But being informed is being prepared,” he posted on Twitter.
He said that two more tested positive in Srinagar late evening while as three people tested positive for coronavisrus in Jammu- all contacts of previously positive ones.
“All Jammu cases asymptomatic. We are at 33 now,” Rohit Kansal tweeted.
Later, the officials confirmed one more patient testing positive for the Coronavirus in Srinagar.
Of the total 33 cases, 25 have reported in Kashmir, including one death case due to the infection, while six are in Jammu region.
According to the Media bulletin on Novel Coronavirus, a total of 5,919 travellers and persons in contact with suspected or positive cases have been put under surveillance, 3,535 in home-quarantine (including facilities operated by the government), 227 in hospital quarantine and 1,525 in home surveillance across Jammu and Kashmir.
As many as 632 people have completed their 28 days’ surveillance period, it said, adding 532 samples were sent for testing, of which 486 returned negative, while 28 positive (25 active, two recovered, one dead).
The report of another 18 tests are still awaited, the bulletin said. (with PTI inputs)


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