Srinagar: 79 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, an army soldier, and a policeman were among 183 fresh cases of the coronavirus reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The cases, which also include two pregnant women and as many shopkeepers, take the overall tally of the COVID-19 patients in the J-K to 5,224.
Unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service, that while 126 cases were confirmed at the viral diagnostic laboratory at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, 57 cases were reported from various other laboratories.
Among the 57 cases, 14 were reported from Srinagar followed by Pulwama (8), Udhampur (7), Samba(6), Ramban (4), Reasi (3), two each in Kulgam, Budgam and Kupwara while one case each has been reported from Ganderbal, Kathua, and Kishtwar.
Unnamed sources told GNS that among the 57 cases, 14 were confirmed at the Chest Disease hospital’s diagnostic laboratory and included a soldier from 42 Rashtriya Rifles stationed at Tral, a 40-year-old policeman from Awantipora police station, two pregnant women—both aged 32-year-old each, one from Wanpoh and Rahmoo—besides as many shopkeepers—45-year-old female from Duderhama Ganderbal and a 50-year-old male from Drabgam Pulwama.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS, told GNS that out of the samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 126 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS among them 79 are from CRPF Battalions, 19 from Shopian, 14 from Kupwara, six from Baramulla, three from Bandipora and one each from Ganderbal, Srinagar, Budgam, Kulgam and Kupwara. (GNS)