Jaunpur, Jun 9 : Sixteen individuals, including a doctor of the district hospital, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, taking the surge in the total number of patients to 300 in this Uttar Pradesh district, District Magistrate (DM) said on Tuesday.
DM Dinesh Kumar Singh here said that 16 fresh cases were identified, late Monday night and one among them is a doctor of the district hospital. The district now has a total of 300 cases, out of which 152 have recovered.
He said that among the cases, 257 individuals are migrant workers who returned from Mumbai. 237 fresh samples were drawn on Monday and including them, 7,001 samples have been taken so far and the reports of 4,530 have been obtained. The reports of 2,471 samples are awaited. (UNI)