Coronavirus: Doctor, eight patients test positive in Kashmir

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A doctor and eight patients are among the 18 persons tested positive for the coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of positive cases to 793. So far, four doctors, a nurse, and three healthcare workers have been exposed to the virus.

Chandigarh based newspaper The Tribune quoted officials as having said a senior doctor of Super Speciality (SS) hospital Shireenbagh, six patients of Bone and Joints hospital, and two patients of Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital, including the deceased youth of Kralpora-Hawal, tested positive for coronavirus.

“All these nine samples were tested for coronavirus at Chest Disease (CD) hospital lab,” The Tribune quoted a senior health official as saying.

A 32-year-old man of Hawal locality of Srinagar died within hours at SMHS hospital after he developed cytokine storm — an immune system response wherein the body starts to attack its own cells and tissues rather than just fighting off the virus, the newspaper reported.

He was attending to his father at the Gastroenterology department of SS hospital since April 25. A patient and an attendant had tested positive for coronavirus at SS hospital while his father tested negative twice for the coronavirus despite sharing the same ward.

At least 60 doctors and employees were tested for coronavirus at SS hospital after a female patient tested positive for the virus last week, the newspaper reported.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 793 positive cases, 449 are Active Positive, 335 have recovered and 09 have died.

Moreover, 13 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals of Kashmir Division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 37706 test results available, 36913 samples have tested as negative till May 07, 2020.

Furthermore, till date, 84900 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 16387 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 186 in Hospital Quarantine, 449 in hospital isolation and 8121 under home surveillance. Besides, 59748 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora with two new positive cases has taken the total to 134 positive cases with 70 Active Positive, 63 recovered (including 01 recovery today), 01 death; Srinagar has 126 (including 02 today) positive cases with 47 Active Positive, 76 recovered, 03 deaths; Anantnag district reported 1 new cases which led to 122 positive cases with 120 Active Positive, 01 recovered,  01 death; Baramulla has 105 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 60 Active Positive, 42 recovered, 03 deaths; with 04 fresh cases today, Shopian has 98 positive cases with 64 Active Positive, 34 recovered (including 09 recoveries today); Kupwara has 69 positive cases with 38 Active Positive, 31 recovered; Budgam with 01 new case has 31 positive cases with 19 Active Positive and 12 recovered cases; Ganderbal has 16 positive cases including 1 case reported today with 02 Active case and 14 recoveries; Kulgam has 12 positive cases with 07 Active Positive and  05 recoveries including 02 recoveries today; Pulwama reported 12 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 08 active positive, 04 recovered (including 01 recovery today).

Similarly, Jammu has 31 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 05 active positive cases and 26 recoveries; Udhampur has 22 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 02 active positive case, 19 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 07 positive cases with 03 Active Positive and 04 recoveries; Rajouri has 04 positive cases, 01 active positive and 03 have recovered;  Kathua has 01 positive case who is active positive; Kishtwar had only 01 positive case who has recovered while Ramban and Reasi districts have 01 active positive cases each.

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