SRINAGAR: The number of Covid-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir rose to six on Tuesday, after two more patients tested positive for the dreaded virus.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, government spokesman Rohit Kansal wrote: “2 more cases reported positive in Srinagar. One has confirmed travel history outside India. Full details regarding the second being ascertained.”

Reports quoted sources as having said that one of among them is a resident of Natipora Srinagar and had returned from Saudi Arabia on March 16 in the same flight (443-Air India) which was boarded by the 67-year-old woman who tested positive on March 18, becoming the first Covid-19 case in Kashmir. The Natipora resident is 57-year-old and had reported to the CD hospital only a couple of days backs, causing a great deal of worry administration.

The other person is said to be a resident of Hyderpora Srinagar, aged around 65-years, who had returned from New Delhi recently after being part of a ‘Tablighi Jamaat’ attended by people from Indonesia and Malaysia.

With today’s results, six people have tested positive in the Jammu and Kashmir while 13 have so far tested positive in Ladakh UT.

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