Bandipora, Apr 24: The number of COVID-19 cases in Bandipora district continues to rise as nine more tested positive on Friday, taking the toll number of cases in the district to 108.
An official told KNO that nine more cases including three elderly men and two women were reported from Gund-Qaiser village today.
“Total number of cases in the district now stands at 108 of which 85 are active while 22 patients have recovered so far. A patient has also died due to Covid-19 in Gund-Jahengeer village of Hajin,” he said.
He said that out of the total 99 cases, 68 were reported from Hajin medical block and 40 from Bandipora block. He said that samples of 1048 persons have been collected so far out of which 108 cases have been found positive, 760 cases as negative while reports of rest of the cases are still awaited.
“Active screening by 25 dedicated teams of health experts in 12 Red Zones of Bandipora is underway and 30604 persons have been screened so far.”
A health official said that the past four days have seen a significant spike in Covid-19 cases in Gund-Qaiser village emerging also as new hotspot in the district.
Meanwhile, in the wake of the increasing coronavirus cases in the district a massive sanitisation drive was launched in all red zone areas of Bandipora.