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Four more test positive for Coronavirus taking toll to 45 in J&K

Four more test positive for Coronavirus taking toll to 45 in J&K

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Mar 2020, 04:27 pm

Srinagar/UNI:  Four more persons tested positive for Coronavirus on Monday in the Kashmir valley, bringing the total number of infected people to 45 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official told UNI that four people tested positive for Coronavirus on Monday in Kashmir. ''Two positive cases are from Srinagar as many from Shopian,'' the official said, adding that they were all contacts of previous positive cases.

Earlier in the day, three Coronavirus cases were reported from Jammu division.

Confirming the development on micro-blogging site twitter, J&K Union Territory spokesperson Rohit Kansal wrote, ''Four more positives cases confirmed in Kashmir. All contacts of previous positive cases. Contact tracing working on ground.''

Asserting that people are still hiding their travel history which is putting the entire society at risk, Mr Kansal reiterated strict action anyone who hid his details. ''A couple which tested positive in Srinagar on Saturday hid international travel history,'' he said.

A 62-year-old man died at a government hospital less than 12 hours after being tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir valley on Sunday, when five persons were tested positive for the infection. So far, two persons have died due to the infection while as many have been successfully treated.

The highest number of 12 positive Coronavirus cases was recorded in J&K in a single day on Saturday, triggering panic among locals despite assurance by administration that they are fully prepared to curtail the infection.

On Friday, two patients are from Chattabal while two others from Bemina in Srinagar were tested positive for Coronavirus. Two minor siblings also from Srinagar were tested positive for Coronavirus on Thursday, when a 65-year-old Hyderpora resident became the first person to die due to deadly infection in J&K.

On Wednesday, four persons, who had met the 65-year-old patient during an event in the valley, tested positive for Coronavirus. Meanwhile, about 48 persons, who came in contact with the Hyderpora resident, have been put in quarantine centres. 

Four more test positive for Coronavirus taking toll to 45 in J&K

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