Number of people under surveillance rise to 15,001 in JK
Six more people in Kashmir, including a 10-year-old boy from Srinagar, all contacts of previous positive cases tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the number of total confirmed cases to 55 in Jammu Kashmir.
Four cases including a 10-year-old boy from Srinagar, and two persons from Bandipora and one from Budgam,
tested positive at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences.
The two others were tested at Government Medical College Srinagar.
A doctor at GMC Srinagar said both were from Srinagar and were contacts of the already positive cases.
Earlier, the duo was admitted at JLNM Hospital for hospital quarantine, with doctors saying they were contacts of the positive case admitted in isolation at CD Hospital.
As per the media bulletin of Jammu and Kashmir government, a total of 15,001 persons have been put under surveillance.
“A total of 9895 are in home quarantine, 51 in hospital isolation, 350 in hospital quarantine, and 3334 in home surveillance. A total of 1371 have completed 28 days of surveillance,” it said.
As per the government, a total of 861 samples have been sent for testing in J&K of which 804 are negative and 55 samples have tested positive while the reports of two patients are awaited.
With six new cases on Tuesday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has soared to 55 in Jammu Kashmir with 43 from Kashmir valley.
As per the figures revealed by SKIMS, it admitted 10 new cases on Tuesday while the institute has tested 274 samples.
So far SKIMS has treated 196 suspect coronavirus cases till date while 14 are undergoing treatment in the isolation ward.
A total of 83 patients are in its quarantine ward while 89 have been discharged so far.