SRINAGAR: The COVID-19 cases in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir rose to 879, as 18 more people tested positive for the infection on Monday.
Also, one more patient died due to COVID-19, taking the death toll in the Union Territory to ten. The patient died at Chest Disease hospital in Dalgate Srinagar, officials said.
Among Monday’s cases, 12 were reported from the Kashmir Valley and six from the Jammu region.
Kashmir now accounts for 802 cases and Jammu 77. Monday’s cases include a laboratory technician at a government hospital, said Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer, COVID-19 at Government Medical College Srinagar.
At least 427 patients have recovered so far. There are 421 active cases in Kashmir and 21 in Jammu.
Also, 44 more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from various hospitals of Kashmir. Out of 51334 test results available, 50455 samples have tested as negative till May 11, said officials.
Also at least 95419 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which include 22708 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 190 in hospital quarantine, 442 in hospital isolation and 10188 under home surveillance. Also, 61881 persons have completed their surveillance period so far, said media bulletin.
A district-wise breakup issued by authorities on Monday said that Bandipora has 134 positive cases with 26 Active Positive, 107 recovered (including 32 recoveries today), 01 death; Srinagar 136 positive cases with 56 Active Positive, 76 recovered, 04 deaths; Anantanag district has 123 positive cases with 110 Active Positive, 12 recovered (including 09 recoveries today), 01 death; Baramulla has 109 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 61 Active Positive, 45 recovered, 03 deaths; Shopian has 103 positive cases with 52 Active Positive, 51 recovered; Kupwara has 73 positive cases with 30 Active Positive, 43 recovered (including 01 recovery today); Budgam has 46 positive cases with 32 Active Positive and 14 recovered cases (including 01recovery today); Ganderbal has 23 positive cases with 09 Active case and 14 recoveries; Kulgam has 42 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 36 Active Positive and 06 recoveries ((including 01 recovery today); Pulwama reported 13 positive cases with 09 active positive, 04 recovered.
Jammu region has 35 positive cases (including 03 new cases reported today) with 09 active positive cases and 26 recoveries; Udhampur has 22 positive cases with 02 active positive case, 19 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 07 positive cases with 03 Active Positive and 04 recoveries; Rajouri has 04 positive cases and all have recovered; Kathua has 06 positive cases (including 03 reported today) with 05 Active positive and 01 recovered; Kishtwar had only 01 positive case who has recovered while Ramban and Reasi have 01 active positive case each.