SRINAGAR: Coronavirus cases jumped closer to 1300 in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after five doctors and 55 armed police personnel including an officer, among 106 fresh cases were reported.
The number of positive cases may go up as some test reports are still awaited, officials said.
Among the fresh cases, 94 are from Kashmir and 12 from Jammu.
They include 59 from Anantnag district, a dozen each from Srinagar and Kulgam, four from Kupwara, two each from B, Jammu, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch while one each from Baramulla, Shopian, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Udhampur, Ramban, Kishtwar and Doda.
Nodal officer Covid-19 at Government Medical College Srinagar, told GNS among the 750 samples were processed at CD covid-19 testing lab in past 24 hours till 5 p.m. today.
The positive cases include 55 were from District Police Lines (DPL) Anantnag, 8 of them are patients admitted to SMHS hospital. Besides 3 ENT doctors of the Hospital and one doctor each from Government Dental College Srinagar and SKIMS MCH Bemina.
The other patients include two from Anantnag, two from Srinagar (travelers from New Delhi), one patient admitted at LD Hospital from Bandipora, 2 from Jammu, and one each from Ganderbal, Kulgam, Handwara, Pulwama, Doda, Banihal, Kishtwar and Kathua.
“There is no policeman from district police Anantnag. The DPL Anantnag is a collection point and all the 55 personnel are from armed police,” a senior police officer said adding one SP rank officer has also tested positive.
Official sources said that five doctors whose samples returned positive include a 30-year-old from Bemina Srinagar (posted at SKIMS MCH), 27-year-old from Asham Sumbal Bandipora (posted in Orthodontics dental college Srinagar), 46-year-old from Ladakh (Consultant ENT SMHS), 42-year-old from Mahjoor Nagar Srinagar (Consultant ENT SMHS) and Registrar ENT SMHS, a 30-year-old doctor.
Among other patients, who have tested positive at CD hospital’s covid-19 testing lab include 50-year-old woman from Bemina Srinagar, admitted to isolation ward in SMHS. The others including 75-year-old woman of Kokernag, 55-year-old man from Fateh Kadal Srinagar, 65-year-old woman from Kulgam,, 56-year-old from Kargil, 70-year-old woman from Budgam, 55-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla and 27-year-old from Sallar Anantnag were also admitted to SMHS hospital.
The 55 armed policemen, who tested positive are aged between 25 to 56 years and most among them are in their 30s, they added. Eleven other samples were confirmed at army’s Command Hospital Udhampur which include 10 from Kulgam and one from Udhampur distrct, sources said.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS told GNS that five samples returned positive for the disease and include three from Kupwara and one each from Shopian and Srinagar.
With these cases, the number of Covid-19 patients has risen to 1289 so far. “There is possibility of more cases as reports from Private lab and GMC Jammu are awaited,” sources added.