Srinagar: The number of covid-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir crossed 800-mark as thirty persons on Friday tested positive for the novel corona virus in Kashmir Valley.
Official sources said 23 of the fresh cases were confirmed at Covid-19 laboratory at CD hospital and included 14 from Budgam, 5 from Kulgam, 3 from a Srinagar hospital, and one from Duroo Anantnag.
The remaining seven cases were confirmed at the viral diagnostic lab at SKIMS and include three from Ganderbal, two from Anantnag and one each from Baramulla and Chadoora Budgam. With these cases, the tally of covid-19 patients has risen to 823.
The officials informed that 29 more patients have recovered, taking the number of such people to 364.
Government 88067 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 18477 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 186 in Hospital Quarantine, 450 in hospital isolation and 8724 under home surveillance. Besides, 60221 persons have completed their surveillance period.