Srinagar: 27 persons on Saturday tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the number of Covid-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir to 666.
Official sources that 15 persons include eight members of a family of a deceased elderly woman from Rainawari area tested positive in Srinagar. The other seven in Srinagar include 5 from Batpora (Abikarpora) area of Rainawari and one each from Narwara Eidgah and a nursing orderly from LD hospital who had been already under quarantine.
With these cases, Srinagar’s Covid-19 tally jumped to 106, second-highest in J&K after Bandipora which has 128 cases. It is pertinent to mention that 69 persons in Srinagar and 35 persons in Bandipora have recovered while three persons have died in these two districts. Anantnag district reported four more cases including 3-year-old and 6-year-old boys from Larnoo besides 46-year-old and 48-year-old men from Trehwani village of the southern Kashmir’s district. With these four cases, Anantnag now has 99 positive cases.
Reports said Anantnag reported four cases, Shopian and Baramulla districts reported three cases each. Samba in the Jammu division reported two fresh cases, taking the number of Covid-19 patients in the district to six even as four of them have recovered already.