163 Fresh Cases Reported in J&K, Covid-19 Tally Crosses 5000-Mark

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Srinagar: Ten CRPF personnel, five policemen, a doctor and an 11-month-old baby were among 163 fresh cases of covid-19 reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. The cases which include 32 travelers take the overall tally of the covid-19 patients in the J&K to 5041.
Sources said that Shopian reported 45 cases, Kulgam 16, Baramulla 3, Srinagar 10, Anantnag 5, Kupwara 9, Bandipora 3, Budgam 11, Pulwama 33, Jammu 6, Udhampur 3, Kathua 4, Samba 8, Rajouri 1 and
Doda 6.
Among the cases, 92 were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories at SKIMS Soura, 45 at CD Hospital and 11 at SKIMS Bemina.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS, said that out of the 1867 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 92 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said among them 39 from Shopian, 17 from Kulgam, 15 from Anantnag, eight from Kupwara, five from Srinagar, three from Bandipora, two each from Baramulla and Pulwama besides one from Budgam.
Sources said that ten CRPF and five police personnel are from south Kashmir districts while doctor is from SKIMS and 11-month-old from Badamwari here and his sample was received from CMO Srinagar.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that 11 samples tested positive for COVID-19 and included nine from Budgam and two from Srinagar. Sources said that 45 tested positive from the pathogen at CD hospital.

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