A two-year-old girl from the Shopian district on Monday became the youngest in the Jammu and Kashmir to have tested positive for novel coronavirus. In all 23 fresh cases were reported in the last twenty-four hours and includes an expectant mother besides at least thirteen other women.
Officials said that among the fresh cases, 15 were confirmed at Viral Diagnostic Lab of SKIMS Soura and include five each from Baramulla and Shopian, three from Bandipora and one each from Budgam and Kupwara districts.
Seven other cases were confirmed at the COVID-19 testing laboratory at Chest Disease hospital Dalgate and include six from Anantnag district and one each from Srinagar.
Also, the Jammu division reported one fresh case—a 46-year-old, a native of Mahore Reasi with travel history from UP. His is the first case from Reasi district, the sources added.
Regarding the five cases from Shopian, the sources said includes 2-year-old and a 12-year-old boy from Heerpora while three others are from Beminipora village—12-year-old and 17-year-old women besides 75-year-old man. With two fresh cases, Heerpora, a small village comprising around 1000 households, now has 48 COVID-19 patients even as a few among them have recovered.
Regarding Baramulla cases, sources said that they include three females each aged 32-years-old and two males—one 32-year-old and other a 6-year-old boy, all residents of Malpora Sheeri and contacts of previous patients.
“One among the women is an expectant mother with few just days left for her delivery. She has been shifted to SKIMS Bemina and would probably be referred to JLNM hospital for further treatment,” Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo told GNS.
Regarding cases from Anantnag district, sources said that they include five females aged 41, 44, 45, 46 and 75 of Wangam Nowgam besides a 55-year-old of Pushroo Nowgam.
Regarding three cases from Bandipora, sources said that they include 36-year-old woman, a 14-year-old boy and 65-year-old man from Gundjahangir village, one of the severely affected areas in the north Kashmir district.
Regarding Kupwara, they said, a 6-year-old boy from Muqam-e-Shahwali tested positive for the pestilence.
Budgam case is a 30-year-old female from Ratsun area of the central Kashmir district.
Srinagar’s case is said to be a 75-year-old woman from Rainawari in central Kashmir district.With these fresh cases, Bandipora now has 127 COVID-19 patients, highest in all districts, followed by Srinagar (86), Shopian (68), Baramulla (67), Kupwara (48), Anantnag (49), Jammu (26), Udhampur (20), Ganderbal (15), Budgam (14), Kulgam (6), Rajouri (4), Samba (4), Pulwama (3) while Kathua, Kishtwar, Ramban and Reasi districts have one case each.
Meanwhile, twenty-seven people have recovered including 13 in Srinagar, 4 in Baramulla, three in Ganderbal, two each in Shopian and Udhampur besides one each in Bandipora, Kupwara and Jammu district. With them, 164 have recovered while seven people six in Kashmir and one in Jammu have died, leaving active cases at 375.
Meanwhile, according to officials, till date, 67570 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which includes 6320 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 259 in Hospital Quarantine, 375 in hospital isolation, and 9984 under home surveillance. Besides, 50625 persons have completed their surveillance period. (GNS)