SRINAGAR: The Covid-19, the disease that is triggered by the Coronavirus is dangerous in adding to the mass morbidity but does not kill every infected. The government on Wednesday said though 300 people have tested positive for Covid-19, 36 of them have recovered and stand discharged from the hospitals. These include 27 in Kashmir and nine in Jammu.
Right now, it is the capital Srinagar city that tops the list. Of the 76 tested positive, 64 are active cases admitted to various hospitals. So far one has died and 11 have been discharged from the hospitals.
Bandipore is the second major district with 56 cases of whom 45 are active. With one dead, so far 10 have been discharged from the hospitals. It is running a major administrative quarantine facility in Hajan belt.
The north Kashmir Baramulla district has a total of 42 Covid-019 positive cases, of which 41 are still active and admitted in the hospitals. It witnessed one dead so far.
Kupwara district has 25 cases and all are active.
In Shopian, 14 cases were tested positive of which 12 are active and two have recovered.
Ganderbal has 13 active cases, Samba has 4 active cases, Anantnag has one and Kulgam five active cases.
In Budgam 12 patients tested positive of which eight are in the hospital and three have been discharged recovered.
Pulwama has so far three cases of whom one has recovered and two are active.
Jammu reported 26 positive cases of whom 23 are still active and three have recovered.
Of 20 cases in Udhampur, 15 are active, four have recovered and one person died last week.
In Rajouri, three cases were reported of whom two are active and one has already recovered.
Kishtwar has reported only one case and he has already recovered so technically it has no case right now. There has not been any case from Poonch, Doda, Reasi, and Kathua.
Official sources said they have 5171 test results available of whom 4871 are negative. It does not, however, offer the details about the repeat tests in a total of 5171. According to the routine bulletin that the administration released Wednesday night, so far 56595 persons have been under observation since the Covid-19 crisis erupted. Of them, 18049 have completed the mandatory quarantine.
Those who moved out of SKIMS on Wednesday included a 10 year old boy from Eidgah who had tested positive on March 31.
Confirming the discharge, the father of the young boy told reporters that the family is relieved. “The doctors will take a call whether he will continue to be in the isolation ward as precautionary measures or will be put in quarantine” the father was quoted saying. Hospital sources said the boy’s all family members had already tested negative. He was tested positive after he hugged his father, after the latter returned from Delhi congregation. “My son showed no symptoms for a week, then complained of high fever on March 28 and accordingly he was admitted in SKIMS where his test was reported positive for Coronavirus.”