COVID-19: 6 new cases detected in valley, toll reaches 55 in J&K | KNO

Aggressive contact tracing started, says Kansal
COVID-19: 6 new cases detected in valley, toll reaches 55 in J&K | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, March 31 (KNO): The COVID-19 cases have soared in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir with new six cases reported from Kashmir division on Tuesday afternoon, taking the total toll to 55 positive cases in Kashmir "6 new positive cases confirmed in Kashmir Division. All contacts of previous positive cases. Meanwhile contact tracing continues in both Jammu and Kashmir Divisions. Please cooperate." Tweeted J&K government spokesman Rohit Kansal as per wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). Pertinently with two deaths, both from Srinagar and two recoveries one each from Kashmir and Jammu, the total no of positive cases so far is 55 with active 51 cases. Meanwhile amid a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, government has started “aggressive contact tracing” of the detected cases of the disease. "Aggressive contact tracing of positive cases key to control spread of #Coronavirus. Yesterday several areas surrounding location of positive cases or untraced contact cases had to be sealed in Jammu, Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Rajouri.” government spokesperson, Rohit Kansal tweeted on Tuesday morning. "This is purely in the interest of controlling spread of #coronavirus, and helping identification of contacts on real time basis. Inconvenience so caused is temporary in nature but benefits will be immense. Request all to cooperate and take it in right spirit." Kansal later tweeted He said that areas surrounding the residences of the persons detected positive for COVID-19 on Monday across J&K had been sealed. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Choudhary, who retweeted Kansal’s tweet, said that it was “important and indispensable” to seal the areas. He said that the respective areas will be restricted “till all precautions and measures are in place”—(KNO)