Coronavirus: Two more test positive, total cases 20


Two more patients have tested positive for the Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, the official spokesman said.

“#JammuAndKashmir  As we end the day,  two more positive cases confirmed -both from Rajouri District. One a family member of yesterday’s confirmed case, the other has a contact history with a confirmed (now deceased) case,” tweeted government spokesman Rohit Kansal.

The person who was confirmed positive in Rajouri had contact with the first coronavirus death reported from Kashmir yesterday.

Sources indicate that they might have met somewhere in Jammu when the Hyderpora resident was returning from UP. A top government official said: “We are collecting the details but I think they were part of the same congregation.”

So far, the authorities have detected 20 positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir. Of them, one has lost his life, one is recovering and all others are under treatment.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19) 3136 persons have been kept under home quarantine (including facilities operated by Govt.) while as 169 are in hospital quarantine.

Persons who are under home surveillance stand at 1877 while as 581 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.

The Bulletin further said that 423 samples have been sent for testing of which 400 tested as negative. The bulletin further stated that 05 reports are awaited till March 27, 2020.

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