15 from Srinagar, 8 from Shopian, 4 from Bandipora, 3 from Jammu, 1 each from Tangmarg, Kupwara, Kulgam
Kashmir recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day on Wednesday as 30 more people tested positive for the virus while Jammu recorded three new cases, taking the number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 158.
Nodal Officer for COVID, Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr M Saleem Khan said 19 persons tested positive at the Viral Diagnostic and Research Lab (VDRL) at Chest Disease Hospital.
“Among the 19 patients, 10 are from Srinagar, eight from Shopian, and one from Kulgam,” he said. "The reports of 72 samples is under process at CD Hospital."
As per the doctors, 94 samples received from JLNM Hospital, District Hospital Pulwama, GMC Anantnag and Shopian hospital were tested at the CD Hospital.
On Wednesday alone, the VDRL lab of GMC Srinagar received 114 samples of the suspect coronavirus cases across various hospitals of Kashmir.
At Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar, 11 samples tested positive for the coronavirus.
Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr Farooq Jan told Rising Kashmir that four patients from Bandipora district had history of contact with the already positive cases.
“Five patients aged 31, 33, 35, 41, and 46
are from Srinagar with travel history to Nigeria. One 70-year-old person is from Tangmarg,” he said.
The eleventh case is a 16-year-old from Kupwara with travel history to Nizamuddin Markaz.
He was already in quarantine at a COVID-19 hospital in Kupwara.
Three positive cases have been reported in Jammu division.
As per the daily media bulletin of J&K government, a total of 40,336 travellers and persons in contact with suspect cases have been put under surveillance.
“A total of 8494 people are in home quarantine, 130 in hospital isolation, 518 in hospital quarantine, and 233 in home surveillance,” the government said.
It said 7830 people had completed 28 days of surveillance period since the outbreak of coronavirus in Jammu Kashmir.
According to the government, 2269 samples have been sent for testing in JK.
Meanwhile, two more COVID-19 patients were discharged from SKIMS Srinagar on Thursday after they turned negative twice for the virus.
According to the government, a total of six patients have recovered and discharged from hospitals in J&K of which three are from Kashmir and three from Jammu.
With 33 new cases, the number of positive cases in J&K have risen to 158. Out of these, 149 are active, including 122 in Kashmir and 27 in Jammu.
J&K has reported three deaths due to the virus, all from Kashmir.