COVID-19: 19 more test positive in J&K, tally mounts to 94; 16 in Kashmir, 3 in Jammu

COVID-19: 19 more test positive in J&K, tally mounts to 94; 16 in Kashmir, 3 in Jammu

Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Apr 4: Nineteen more persons, including 16 from Kashmir and three from Jammu, on Saturday tested positive for Coronavirus, taking the tally to 94 in J&K.
This is the highest jump in the number of positive cases in Kashmir Valley so far.
An official spokesperson on Saturday said that 14 people tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir division and three in Jammu. ‘Out of 92 positive cases, 86 are ‘Active Positive’, four have recovered and two have died,’ he said.
Late in the evening Medical Superintendent Pulwama district hospital, Dr Jameel Ahmad Mir told KNO that  a couple from South Kashmir’s Shopian district has also tested positive for Coronavirus. “They have a travel history to Saudi Arabia,” Dr Mir said.

The official spokesman said in the Union Territory of J&K till date, 28545 people, including travelers and persons who came in contact with positive or suspected cases, have been put under surveillance.

“Of these, 10606 have been put in home quarantine, including facilities operated by government, 86 in hospital isolations, 682 in hospital quarantine, 12795 in gome surveillance,” he said, adding that 4376 have completed their surveillance period.
He said so far 1397 samples have been sent for testing, of which 1250 were negative while 92 tested positive.

Meanwhile, he said the first COVID-19 positive person has fully recovered and had been discharged from the hospital while seven infected patients have been tested negative for the virus at Chest Disease hospital in Srinagar.

The authorities said that strict restrictions in ‘Red Zone’ areas were indispensable till all precautions were in place to curtail the spread of Coronavirus. A notice issued by the administration said Red Zones will be sealed within a perimeter of 3 km with a buffer zone of 7 km. ‘In case of emergency, only authorised persons shall be allowed after making entry in register at entry/exit points at perimeter,’ it said.

The notice further asked people to report in case they develop any symptoms. ‘No movement of any vehicle would be allowed. In case of emergency, any vehicle moving out of the premises will be decontaminated with Sodium Hypochlorite (1 per cent) solution,’ it added.

‘Restrictions has been further tightened in 20 villages including Parray Mohala Hajin, Chandergeer Hajin, Batagund Hajin in Bandipora dist, Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena, Parigam, Abhama,Sangerwani and Khaigam in Pulwama, Waskura in Ganderbal, Sedew and Ramnagri in Shopian which were declared as Red Zones,’ official sources said.

They said restriction has also been intensified in Mehjoor Nagar, Natipora, Lal Bazar, Eidgah, Chattabal and Shalteng in Srinagar and Chadoora in Budgam district which were also declared as Red Zones. ‘No one will be allowed in and out of these areas,’ they added.

Eight persons, including five from Jammu and three from Kashmir, tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday while the number jumped by five on Friday. Six persons were tested positive for the pandemic on Tuesday while seven other cases were reported on Wednesday. As many as 11 persons, including eight in Kashmir and three in Jammu, tested positive for COVID-19 in J&K on Monday. The positive case reportedly includes a doctor in Jammu.

A 62-year-old man died at a government hospital less than 12 hours after being tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir on March 29, when five persons tested positive for the infection. So far, two persons have died due to the infection while as many have been successfully treated. As many as 12 positive Coronavirus cases was recorded in J&K in a single day on March 28, triggering panic among locals despite assurance by administration that they are fully prepared to curtail the infection.
On March 27, two patients are from Chattabal while two others from Bemina in Srinagar were tested positive for Coronavirus. Two minor siblings also from Srinagar were tested positive for Coronavirus on March 26, when a 65-year-old Hyderpora resident became the first person to die due to deadly infection in J&K. On March 25, four persons, who had met the 65-year-old patient during an event in the valley, were tested positive for Coronavirus. Meanwhile, about 48 persons, who came in contact with the Hyderpora resident, have been put in quarantine centres.