115 New Cases Take Covid-19 Tally to 2036

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Srinagar, May 28: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported 115 COVID-19 infections, taking the overall case count to over 2036. 101 among the cases were reported from Kashmir and 14 from Jammu, sources said. Among the fresh cases, 93 are travelers and 22 others. Among all 2036 cases, 896 are travelers while 1140 are others. The total number of active positive cases is 1150 while 859 have recovered and 27 others have died.
They said Kupwara reported 45 cases, Baramulla 16, Srinagar and Budgam 11 each, Jammu and Shopian 8 each, Anantnag 7, Pulwama and Kathua 3 each besides one each in Reasi, Poonch and Udhampur.
Among them 74 were confirmed at army’s command hospital while remaining at diagnostic laboratories of SKIMS Soura—15, CD hospital—11 and SKIMS Bemina—6 and remaining elsewhere in Jammu and private labs.
Confirming that 74 samples tested positive at the Command Hospital Udhampur, Lt Col Inam Danish Khan said that 42 among them were from Kupwara, 11 from Budgam, six from Srinagar, three each from Jammu and Rajouri, two from Udhampur besides one each from Poonch, Samba, Akhnoor, Kathua, Surankote, Kulgam and Annatnag.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS, said that out of 1429 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab, 15 returned positive.
Professor Farooq Jan, medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that among them, four are from Kupwara, three from Pampore Pulwama, two each from Srinagar, Shopian and Anantnag while one each is from Kulgam and Baramulla.
Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College Srinagar, told GNS that out of 450 samples processed at Microbiology Lab at CD hospital, 11 came out to be positive.
Four of the positive samples were received from GMC Anantnag, three of the patients are from Srinagar—2 admitted in JLNMH Srinagar, one Dalgate—three from Baramulla including 55-year-old man who had died couple of days ago and one case is from Chadoora Budgam.
Dr Salim said among the cases, three are pregnant women—28-year-old and 29-year-old from Anantnag while another is 28-year-old from Pahalgam.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina said that out of 259 samples tested at the hospital’s diagnostic labouratory, six returned positive and include one from Lal Bazar locality of Srinagar and five from Shopian—four from Vehi and one Memandar.

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