March 2020 News

11 More Positive Cases Recorded In JK, Tally Soars To 49

30 March 2020
Rising Kashmir
Mansoor Peer

Srinagar: Eleven more cases including eight from Kashmir and three from Jammu tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, taking the number of confirmed cases to 48 in Jammu Kashmir. As per the media bulletin of Jammu and Kashmir government, on Monday, 11 more cases tested positive while a total of 11,644 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance. 'Out of 11,644, a total of 355 are in home isolation and hospital quarantine,' it said asking people to follow the government advisories of social distancing. As per the government figures, a total of 722 samples have been sent for testing in J&K of which 659 are negative and 49 samples have tested positive. Of the eight new cases, four cases that include two from Srinagar and two from Shopian were tested at Government Medical College Srinagar. 'The cases from Shopian have travel history to New Delhi, while the Srinagar residents has travel history to Saudi Arabia,' an official of GMC Srinagar said. He said on Monday they received 70 samples of coronavirus suspects from different areas across Kashmir. Similarly, four cases tested positive at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, that include two from Srinagar and one each from Bandipora and Budgam. 'Srinagar case has travel history to Saudi Arabia while another has travel history to Haryana and also history to a religious gathering. The Bandipora and Budgam cases are contacts of already positive cases,' a doctor at SKIMS said.