Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir saw 14 more people testing positive for novel Coronavirus on Friday taking the rally to 328, while as 70-year-old person died of the disease taking fatalities due to disease to five.
Also on Friday, four more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from CD hospital Jammu, officials said.
The deceased COVID-19 infected who died at a Srinagar hospital battling the infection was from Armpora Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
He had tested positive earlier this month.
The elderly person was hypertensive and also was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD Asthma), a doctor said.
Meanwhile at least 14 persons tested positive in J&K on Friday- nine of them are from Bandipora, three from Shopian and two from Kupwara.
Quoting sources GNS reported that Service a 45-year-old man and his wife besides a 28-year-old man from Gund Jahangir area Bandipora- all contacts of previous patients were among positive cases.
The others from the north Kashmir district include 42-year-old from Naidkhai, two residents of Gund Kaiser—17-year-old youth, a 60-year-old man—besides three residents from Gund Dacchan—15-year old boy, and brothers- 64-years-old and other 58-years-old, who are contacts of the previous patient.
With regard to Shopian cases, two are male, one of them a 27-year-old MBA student and other 28-year-old youth while the third patient is a 45-year-old woman, all residents of Heerpora Shopian and contacts of previous COVID-19 patients, GNS reported.
Kupwara cases include the 12-year-old brother of a patient and their cousin 23-year-old from Muqam-e-Shahwali. Meanwhile.
SSP Kupwara Shriram Ambarkar said that the Sub Inspector has tested negative for COVID-19.
“We wish his family an early recovery. Precautionary quarantine measures will continue. We stand by our frontline warriors in their selfless service of the community,” he added.
As on Friday J&K has reported 328 cases. Of these cases, at least 270 were added this month alone. From the time the first COVID-19 case was announced in J&K on March 09, it took about three weeks for the cases to reach 50-mark.
It took the next five days to cross 100-mark, subsequent five days to cross 200-mark and few days to reach 300-mark.
From 52 reported cases by the end of last month, the J&K reached a cumulative tally of 106 cases on April 5.
Till date, the officially confirmed tally stands at 328—54 in Jammu and 274 in Kashmir. Five people have died due to the deadly infection in the J&K while 42—9 in Jammu and 33 in Kashmir divisions have recovered and have been discharged, leaving the active cases in Kashmir to 241 and 44 in Jammu.
As on Friday 59205 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which includes 7631 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 281 in hospital Isolation, 260 in hospital Quarantine and 27366 under home surveillance. Besides, 23662 persons have completed their surveillance period.
It said that out of 6438 test results available, 6110 samples have tested as negative till April 17.