Paramilitary CRPF & Army personnel among 701 test COVID-19 positive, J&K total reaches 13899

Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 701 new COVID-19 infections, taking the overall case count to 13899 in J&K.

Official sources said that 100 cases were confirmed from Jammu and 601 from Kashmir Valley including six pregnant women, ten minors, some JK Bank Employees besides several paramilitary CRPF and army personnel.

Giving the district wise details, they said Srinagar reported 290 cases, Baramulla 53, Kulgam 7, Shopian 21, Anantnag 28, Kupwara 84, Pulwama 46, Budgam 21, Bandipora 27, Ganderbal 24, Jammu 40, Kathua 8, Rajouri 40, Udhampur 7, Doda 3 and Reasi 2.

Most of the fresh cases were confirmed at SKIMS Soura and CD hospital laboratories, sources said.

Also 08 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 01 from Jammu division and 07 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 646 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 27 from Jammu Division and 619 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 13899 positive cases, 5844 are Active Positive, 7811 have recovered and 244 have died; 19 in Jammu division and 225 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 507678 test results available, 493779 samples have been tested as negative till July 19, 2020.

Additionally, till date 330430 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 38173 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 13 in Hospital Quarantine, 5844 in hospital isolation and 42662 under home surveillance. Besides, 243494 persons have completed their surveillance period.