INS/ Sameer Ahmad
Srinagar/Anantnag: Ten more persons in Srinagar, four in Anantnag and two in Samba districts have tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the number of Covid-19 patients to 655 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Official sources said that eight members of a family of a deceased elderly woman from Rainawari area tested positive in Srinagar. The two others include a nursing orderly and man from Narwara Eidgah Srinagar. With these cases, Srinagar’s Covid-19 tally jumped to 101, 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.
“Random sampling of more than 1500 in last one week. Focus red zones, vulnerable groups. 10 (new) cases include 8 of a family (earlier positive), 1 traced in Narwara & a staffer,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary tweeted. “Pl (please) exercise caution, #StayHome and cooperate with survey / surveillance teams,” he added.
Meanwhile, 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 Anantnag. With these four cases, Anantnag now has 99 positive cases. 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.