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Covid-19:- No fresh positive case, 4329 persons under observation in J&K | KNO

No covid-19 symptomatic patient received today, positive patient recovering, says nodal officer SKIMS, 8 samples taken today, nodal officer coronavirus Kashmir

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Srinagar, Mar 23 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said there is no fresh positive case of Coronavirus in J&K besides that 4329 travelers and persons are under surveillance in the Union Territory while as 485 persons have completed their surveillance period. According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), there have been four positive cases of coronavirus so far in J&K and among them three are from Jammu while as one is from Kashmir. Nodal Officer for coronavirus for SKIMS Dr G H yatoo told KNO that no patient with symptoms of coronavirus was received by SKIMS today and total number of patients who are in isolation at SKIMS stand at 21. He further added that the elderly woman from Khanyar who is so far the lone person tested positive for coronavirus in Kashmir is recovering and she needs more time to get fit. Nodal officer for coronavirus in Kashmir division Dr S M Qadri said that today eight samples of patients with coronavirus symptoms were collected and have been sent for testing. “There are at present 39 patients in quarantine in different hospitals of Kashmir including one in ITBP hospital Pantha chowk and eight in Chest Disease hospital,” Qadri said. He added that so far we have received results of 87 samples, out of them 86 are positive while as one is negative. Today 2568 domestic travelers and 205 Kashmiri with travel history of outside India were screened at International airport Srinagar, he added As per the daily information bulletin 4329 persons in J&K are under observation while as 2916 persons have kept under home quarantine. According to the bulletin on novel coronavirus, 50 persons have kept under hospital quarantine while as 485 persons have complete surveillance period. 878 persons are under hospital surveillance besides that so far 256 number of samples have been collected for test of covid-19. Out of 256, 231 samples have been tested negative while as four have been tested positive besides that reports of 21 samples are yet to come—(KNO)

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