Deputy CMO among 80 who test positive as J&K’s coronavirus tally rises to 1,566Page Visited: 21
A medical officer posted in Bandipora and a pregnant woman was among the 80 people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the union territory’s overall tally to 1,569.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent at SKIMS told a news agency that 39 samples returned positive among samples processed at the hospital’s viral diagnostic lab. As many as 5,422 samples are pending, he added.
The nodal officer for coronavirus control at SKIMS Soura, Dr GH Yatoo said that 35 of the new cases are from Kupwara, two from Srinagar and one each from Pulwama and Baramulla, a 30-year-old man from Khrew Pampore and a 40-year-old man from Rafiabad respectively.
The Kupwara cases include two women, an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old, and 33 men aged between 19 and 66 years. They are residents of Daripora, Gulgam, and main Kupwara with travel history to Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab, sources said.
The two patients from Srinagar confirmed at SKIMS, have been identified as a 24-year-old male from Rambagh and a 30-year-old woman from Qamarwari.
Dr Salim Khan, nodal officer for Covid-19 at the Government Medical College in Srinagar told India Today that out of 620 samples processed at the CD Hospital’s microbiology lab, fourteen returned positive.
Sources said that the cases include six from Anantnag, a 63-year-old woman and three women aged 40, 43 and 62 years respectively, besides two men, a 23-year-old and a 53-year-old from Imoh area.
Meanwhile, four of the new patients are from Kulgam while three are from Reshipora Pulwama, a 13-year-old boy, a 34-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man. A 50-year-old doctor, who is the Deputy Chief Medical officer of Bandipora and a resident of Habbak Srinagar, has also tested positive. The remaining tests returned positive from GMC Jammu and private labs.