Srinagar, Apr 9: As many as 24 persons tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir on Thursday, taking the total number of infected people to 184 in the Union Territory of J&K.
The number of deaths due to COVID-19 rose to four in the Union Territory as a woman from Udhampur, who had tested positive for the infection, died late last night.
Official sources said that 24 more people tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir division.With this, they said the total number of infected persons has risen to 184. “Out of 184 positive cases, 152 are in Kashmir and 32 are in Jammu,” they added. They said all the new cases in the valley have contacted COVID-19 patients.
Confirming the new cases, J&K administration Rohit Kansal said 24 more positive cases have been reported from Kashmir, saying the spike in the number of cases was because of aggressive testing. “Total 184. 32 in Jammu, 152 in Kashmir. All are contacts,” he tweeted.
Asserting that Srinagar’s highest single-day jump in Coronavirus cases on Wednesday has few hints for everyone, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said prevention is the need of the hour, not panic. “It is still not late. Surveillance, tracing teams and doctors are doing their best,” he added.
Restrictions on movement and assembly of people have been further tightened while ground surveillance to track travellers, who hid their recent travel history, has been intensified. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole has directed all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to track-down all absconding travelers on war footing basis in their respective districts and put them in administrative quarantine.
All DCs were also asked to strengthen their ground surveillance teams and trace the absconding recent travelers, of other states and abroad visitors, immediately and put them for proper screening and quarantine.
He further directed DCs to constitute teams under CMOs who shall visit Juvenile, old age homes and orphanages alternatively for health checkups of the inmates besides establishing separate dedicated helpline numbers for their services in each district.
J&K on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day jump with 33 more persons. Fifteen people, including nine in Kashmir and six in Jammu, were on Tuesday tested positive for the infection. Three persons tested positive for the infection in the valley while no case was reported in Jammu on Monday.
As many as 31 new positive cases, including 28 from Kashmir and three from Jammu, were reported on Saturday and Sunday, making it the highest jump in the COVID-19 infected persons in J&K.
Eight persons, including five from Jammu and three from Kashmir, were tested positive for COVAID-19 on Thursday while the number jumped by five on Friday. Six persons were tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday while seven other cases were reported on Wednesday.
As many as 11 persons, including eight in Kashmir and three in Jammu, tested positive for COVID-19 in J&K on Monday. The positive case reportedly includes a doctor in Jammu.
A 62-year-old man died at a government hospital less than 12 hours after being tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir valley on March 29, when five persons were tested positive for the infection. So far, two persons have died due to the infection while as many have been successfully treated.
As many as 12 positive Coronavirus cases was recorded in J&K in a single day on March 28, triggering panic among locals despite assurance by administration that they are fully prepared to curtail the infection.
On March 27, two patients were from Chattabal while two others from Bemina in Srinagar were tested positive for Coronavirus. Two minor siblings also from Srinagar were tested positive for Coronavirus on March 26, when a 65-year-old Hyderpora resident became the first person to die due to deadly infection in J&K.
On March 25, four persons, who had met the 65-year-old patient during an event in the valley, were tested positive for Coronavirus. Meanwhile, about 48 persons, who came in contact with the Hyderpora resident, have been put in quarantine centres. (UNI)