Five samples collected for Covid-19 diagnosis have tested positive at the Government Medical College led laboratory, official sources said. With this, the total number of positive cases reported today has reached 19.
Officials said the five samples that tested positive had been collected from the District Hospital in Shopian.
Earlier, fourteen people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir division. Among fourteen, nine are from Bandipora, two from Kupwara and three from Shopian district.
With the surge in the new cases, the total tally of infected persons in the entire Union Territory reached 333. Among them 286 are Active Positive, 42 have recovered and 05 have died.
Furthermore, till date 59205 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 7631 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 281 in Hospital Isolation, 260 in hospital Quarantine and 27366 under home surveillance. Besides, 23662 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Moreover, 04 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged today from CD Hospital Jammu and one COVID-19 patient died today at SKIMS, Bemina.
The government spokesman said that out of 6438 test results available, 6110 samples have tested as negative till April 17, 2020.
Srinagar has 78 positive cases wherein 65 are Active Positive, 12 recovered and 01 has died, Bandipora 75 positive cases with 63 Active Positive, 11 recovered and 01 died, Baramulla 42 positive cases with 40 Active Positive, and 01 died; Kupwara has 27 positive cases and all are active cases; Shopian has 22 positive with 20 Active Positive, 02 recovered; Ganderbal has 14 positive cases and all are Active Positive, Budgam 12 positive cases of which 09 are Active Positive with 03 recovered cases; Kulgam has 05 cases and all are Active Positive; Pulwama 03 positive cases with 02 Active Positive, 01 recovered and Anantnag district has 01 positive case who is Active Positive.
Similarly, Jammu has 26 positive cases of whom 22 are Active Positive and 04 have recovered, Udhampur 20 positive cases of which 14 are Active Positive, 05 recovered and 01 died, while as Rajouri had 03 positive cases and all have recovered; Samba district has 04 positive cases and all are Active Positive. Meanwhile, Kishtwar has only 01 positive case who has recovered.