Srinagar’s first Covid-19 case successfully treated, confirms DM Shahid Choudhary

On the day of three more persons testing positive for the coronavirus in Srinagar, the first patient ever diagnosed ever for the COVID-19 has been successfully treated.

Quoting Director SKIMS (Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences), Srinagar Deputy Commissioner Shahid Choudhary broke the news Tuesday evening confirming that the first patient has been treated. “Srinagar’s first COVID-19 Positive case successfully treated: Director SKIMS. Let’s #BreakTheChain”, Choudhary treated much to the applause of netizens.

Earlier in the day, he had reported that three more have tested positive. Two men — one with travel history to Saudi Arabia and another the Andamans — tested positive for coronavirus disease in Srinagar, while another from Baramulla district also tested positive, the officials said, taking the toll in Jammu and Kashmir to seven.

One has confirmed travel history outside India. Full details regarding the second being ascertained,” J&K government spokesman Rohit Kansal tweeted. Sources said one of them is a resident of uptown Natipora and had returned from Saudi Arabia on March 16 in the same flight (443-Air India) which was boarded by the 67-year-old woman, from old city Khanyar, who tested positive on March 17. The Natipora resident is 57-year-old and had reported to the Chest Diseases Hospital, a couple of days back.

The other person is said to be a resident of posh Hyderpora, aged around 65-years, who had returned from New Delhi recently after being part of a ‘Tablighi Jamaat’ attended by people from Indonesia and Malaysia.

Three cases have been tested positive in the Jammu region while in Ladakh Union Territory so-far 13 persons have tested positive for the deadly virus.