COVID-19: 28 CRPF Men Among 161 More Test Positive, Tally Crosses 4500 Mark

SRINAGAR: At least 28 CRPF men and 17 health care workers were among 161 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. These cases have taken the overall case tally in J&K to 4507.

Giving the district wise break up, official sources said Kulgam reported 28, Baramulla 8, Srinagar 10, Anantnag 7, Shopian 37, Kupwara 18, Bandipora 4, Budgam 2, Pulwama 1, Jammu 4, Ramban 2,  Udhampur 19, Kathua 2, Poonch 12, Samba 6 and Doda 1.

Most of the cases were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories of SKIMS Soura, CD Hospital Dalgate, SKIMS Bemina and Army’s Udhampur hospital.

Dr Ghulam Hassan Yatoo Deputy Medical Superintendent SKIMS told Kashmir Life that 54 persons have been tested positive for COVID19 at the SKIMS laboratory.

“Of the 54 new cases, 18 are from Kupwara, 15 are from Shopian, seven from Anantnag, seven from Baramulla, four from Bandipora, two from Srinagar and one from Delhi,” he said.

The Kupwara cases include a banker from Ghofabal, a 28-year woman from Poshpora, a 28-year-old female from Kunan,  a 50-year-old man and 35-year-old man from Panzgam, a 31-year-old male from Reddi, a 27-year-old female and 25-year-old women from K Gabra Karnah,  a 30-year-old doctor from Hajinard Karnah, a 45-year-old man from Anantnag Kupwara, 52 female, 18-year-old girl, 18-year-old boy residents of Warnow Lolab.

Regarding samples received from district hospital Anantnag, he said the positive cases include a 40-year-old male from Wanihama, a 20-year-old girl from Pahalgam, a 32-year-old male from Pahalgam, 30-year-old female from Pahalgam and a 70-year-old woman, 27-year-old female, a 40-year-old woman from Deva Colony Anantnag.

Shopian district had 15 new cases, including a 35-year-old female from Pinjoora, 28-year-old female from Trenz, 56-year-old man, a 14-year-old boy from Bagender Shopian, 25-year-old female from Rawalpora, 20-year-old girl, 30-year-old female from Wangam, a 45-year-old man from Shopian, a 41-year-old male from Heepora Kapran, 30-year-old female from Nadigam, four men aged 35,32,31, 32, from DPL Shopian, said an official.

Bandipora cases include a 44-year-old woman and 3 males (aged 38, 27, 13 years) from ward-5.

Baramulla’s Cases include four males from Seeloo Sopore, 17-year-old and 70 years old from Hathlangoo, 70-year-old from old Town besides three females from Gousiabad Sopore aged 1-year-old, 22-year-old and 28-year-old respectively. Srinagar case is a 35-year-old male from Barzulla, he added.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told news agency GNS that out of the samples processed, 28 tested positive-26 from Shopian and two from Budgam.

Sources said that among the samples tested at CD hospital, 28 CRPF men from 90 batallion Urnhal besides two persons from 2 army base Hospital tested positive along with five civilians.

The cases include an 8-year-old man from Pulwama, 60-year female from Baramulla, 26-year male from Orissa, a 31-year old from Gujarat, 30-year-old female from Kulgam, an 8-year-old man from Rawalpora Srinagar, a 40-year-old man from Habak Srinagar and 35-year-old female and a 30-year-old male from Bemina Srinagar. Sources said that 30 CRPF men belong the same battalion as of 40-year-old personnel who died due to the covid-19 at SKIMS Soura here.

Meanwhile, two doctors were among nineteen staffers at District Hospital Udhampur who tested positive, officials said.

“With more than 1000 negative reports in the last 4 days, we wake up with a report of 19 positives today mostly staff of District Hospital. These were High-Risk Contacts who attended to delivery of pregnant positive lady and were already Quarantined,” deputy Dr Piyush Singla said in a tweet at around 9.a.m.

Their tests were confirmed at Udhampur hospital, Lt Col Inam Danish said. “Two Doctors and 17 Para-medics staff members from district hospital Udhampur test positive for novel Coronavirus.”

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 4507 positive cases, 2785 are Active Positive, 1671 have recovered and 51 have died; 05 in Jammu division and 46 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 241891 test results available, 237384 samples have been tested as negative till June 10, 2020.

Additionally, till date 223480 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 40954 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 32 in Hospital Quarantine, 2785 in hospital isolation and 55975 under home surveillance. Besides, 123683 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 229 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 92 Active Positive, 136 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 489 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 326 Active Positive, 151 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), 12 deaths; Anantnag district has 469 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today), with 159 Active Positive, 305 recovered (including 50 cases recovered today),  05 deaths; Baramulla has 495 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 363 Active Positive, 122 recovered (including 01 case recovered today), 10 deaths; Shopian has 440 positive cases (including 37 cases reported today) with 265 Active Positive, 171 recovered (including 38 cases reported today) and 04 deaths; Kupwara has 375 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 140 Active Positive, 232 recovered (including 34 cases reported today) and 03 deaths; Budgam has 211 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today), with 130 Active Positive and 79 recovered cases (including 01 case recovered today) and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 58 positive cases with 32 active positive cases and 26 recoveries; Kulgam has 566 positive cases (including 28 cases reported today), with 398 Active Positive and  161 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 07 deaths and Pulwama reported 190 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 168 active positive and 20 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 242 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 134 active positive cases and 105 recoveries (including 15 cases recovered today) and 03 deaths; Udhampur has 150 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 114 active positive cases, 35 recovered (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 69 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 45 Active Positive and 24 recoveries; Rajouri has 57 positive cases with 45 active positive cases and 12 recovered; Kathua has 123 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 74 Active positive and 49 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 21 positive cases with 17 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Ramban has 172 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 149 active positive and 23 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today); Reasi has 23 positive cases with 18 active positive and 05 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), Poonch has 85 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 76 active positive and 09 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today) while Doda has 43 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 40 active positive cases and 02 recoveries and 01 death.

According to the bulletin, of the total 4507 positive cases in J&K 1605 have been reported as travelers while 2902 as others.

The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

The bulletin has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 metre from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer or washing them with soap and water and following good respiratory etiquette and hygiene.

As a measure for social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.

The bulletin again explained that early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease so we need to be responsible for the well-being of ourselves and everyone around us. “Not disclosing symptoms could put life of individuals and their families at risk. In case of symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing report early. Do not fear, call COVID-19 helpline numbers and seek medical advice”.

Advisory has further exhorted upon the people not to step out of home, unless absolutely necessary. “If you have to move out for unavoidable reasons, ensure that you wear a mask and practice social distancing, personal hygiene and frequent handwashing with soap and water.”

In case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling toll-free number 102.

People can also call on toll-free national helpline number 1075; J&K COVID-19 Helpline Numbers 0191- 2549676 (UT level Cell), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 & 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division) for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and rely only on the information released by the government through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.

People are also advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.

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