J&K’s covid-19 tally rises to 1013 as 30 more test positive

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Srinagar: The number of covid-19 patients crossed 1000 mark in Jammu and Kashmir as thirty persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in J&K in last 24 hours, officials said on Friday. With these cases, the Jammu and Kashmir’s overall tally has risen to 1013.
They said among the fresh cases, 11 were reported from Srinagar, six from Baramulla, four from kathua, two each from Kupwara nd Ramban besides one each from Abndipora, Pulwama, Jammu, Udhampur and Ramban.
Dr G N Yatoo, Nodal Officer coronavirus control measures at SKIMS Soura said that eight samples which were processed at hospital’s viral diagnostic lab returned positive of the virus.
They include six from Baramulla and one each from Pulwama and Bandipora districts, he said.
Nodal officer Dr Salim said that out of 655 samples processed at CD Hospital Srinagar’s Microbiology Lab, 12 came out to be positive for virus. They are mostly travelers, sources said.


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