4 from Jagti, Bakshi Nagar; 3 from Sainik Colony, N Command among 154 tests positive in Jammu Region

Jammu reported another Corona casualty and 154 positive cases including three doctors and three Nurses, an official each from PWD and SSA offices, four more persons from Jagti, three of them from a family, four persons from Bakshi Nagar, three from Sainik Colony, three from Northern Command, six members of two families from Udhampur, five persons of two families in Poonch, four of a family in Kishtwar, five more persons from Suchaini in Samba, an SPO posted in Bari Brahamana police station and an official in the SSP Office Rajouri while 95 persons were treated for the virus and discharged from the hospitals.

A 53-year-old man from Bakshi Nagar, who was admitted in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu with multiple problems and COVID positive, died, Medical Superintendent Dr Dara Singh said. He added that body of the COVID victim has been packed as per protocol and kept in the mortuary for cremation.

With this, Jammu’s Corona casualty figure has gone up to 48 and that of Jammu district to 33. Other deaths in Jammu region have been reported from Poonch and Rajouri districts (three each), two each from Doda, Samba and Udhampur districts and one each from Kishtwar, Ramban and Kathua districts.

Meanwhile, a total of 65 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu district, 36 with no travel history. Two doctors from the Surgery Department and one from Radiology and two Nurses from Emergency Wing of the GMC Jammu tested positive for the virus today. A Staff Nurse posted in Sub District Hospital Akhnoor, who was pregnant, has also tested positive.

A part of the Lok Nirman Bhawan (PWD office) at Bahu Plaza was shut temporarily for sanitization after one of the employees hailing from Miran Sahib reported COVID positive. Police teams from Trikuta Nagar headed by SHO Inspector Deepak Pathania visited the spot.

Four more persons from Migrant Colony Jagti Nagrota including three family members, one of them was a two-year-old child, four persons from Bakshi Nagar, three from Sainik Colony and a couple from Govindpura have also tested COVID positive.

Other positives of Jammu district include a 53-year-old woman from Gujjar Nagar, a 58-year-old man from Nagbani, a 57-year-old man from Gandhi Nagar, a 52-year-old woman from Channi Rama, a young woman from Bhagwati Nagar, a 30-year-old youth from Digiana, a 27-year-old youth from Akalpur, a 50-year-old woman from Satwari, a young boy from Nowabad, a 32-year-old youth from Jagti Nagrota, 22-year-old from Gajansoo, a 55-year-old man from Trikuta Nagar and 50-year-old from Vikram Chowk.

Nineteen fresh Corona cases were reported from Udhampur district. Three of them hailed from Northern Command while three family members each from Billan Bawli and Housing Colony in Udhampur were also positive for the virus. A couple from Chenani, two CRPF and one BSF jawan also tested COVID positive. Rest of the positives were travellers.

District Magistrate Udhampur Dr Piyush Singla has declared Ward No. 21 including Kallar Himti and Suki Karlai areas of Udhampur as Containment Zones after positive cases were reported from there.

Fifteen COVID positive cases have been reported from Samba district, according to SSP Shakti Pathak.
Among them were five more persons from Suchaini in Vijaypur tehsil of Samba district. Earlier, seven persons from two families of Suchaini had tested positive.

An SPO posted in Bari Brahamana police station who was symptomatic and on leave at home has tested positive. After a positive case, SHO Bari Brahamana Inspector Arjun Singh Chib and other personnel will be subjected to COVID test. The entry of outsiders in Bari Brahamana police station has been stopped for a few days.

Other positive cases of Samba district belonged to Birpur, Ward No. 10 Bari Brahamana, Main Samba, Diani, and Vijaypur. A person each from Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh also tested positive in Samba, Pathak said.

Rajouri district also reported 12 new Corona cases including an official from Establishment Section of the SSP office. The SSP had tested positive yesterday. Three persons from Nowshera and one from Kalakote have also tested positive in the district.

Fourteen new cases were also reported from Kathua district including seven contacts of positive persons and three travellers. Four other positives persons hailed from Hamirpur Hiranagar, Dewal Billawar, Palli Morh and Bagial Kathua, District Magistrate OP Bhagat said.

Twelve persons have reported Corona positive in Poonch district. They include five members of two families from Salhutri Jhallas, two from Surankote and one each from Gulhutta Daman Mohra and Gohlad Mendhar. Three positive persons were travellers. SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral said all positive persons have been shifted to COVID hospitals and Care Centres.

A total of six persons today tested COVID-19 positive in Ramban district. Two of them hailed from Govindpura Maitra, one of whom had to travel history of Srinagar while other was his contact. A police constable from Chanderkote and one person each from Pjago Banihal and Magerkot Ukheral besides a traveller were also infected by the virus in Ramban district, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Ramban Mohammad Fareed Bhat said.

Of five positive cases in Kishtwar district, four were family members from Pinjari and one traveller, District Magistrate Rajinder Singh Tara said.

Of four positives in Doda, three were travellers and one was tested during random sampling. They hailed from Bhaderwah, Gandoh and Ghat.

A 57-year-old woman from Dharmari with travel history of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh was among two Corona positive cases in Reasi district.

Meanwhile, 95 Corona patients were discharged from various COVID hospitals of Jammu region after testing negative with the maximum being 32 in Jammu district followed by 14 in Reasi, 11 Ramban, nine each in Samba and Poonch district, seven Udhampur, five each in Kathua and Kishtwar districts and three in Rajouri district.

As per the official figures, the Jammu region has 7274 Corona cases including 1530 active as 5697 persons have been treated and discharged while there have been 48 casualties.