4 fresh cases in Samba, two in Rajouri, 1 in Poonch; 1 recover

TNN Bureau. Updated: 5/23/2020 12:33:19 PM Front Page

JAMMU: Jammu region reported seven fresh cases of Covid-19, taking the total number of infections here to 218, even as one infected person from Udhampur was discharged after recovering from the deadly disease.

Barring one, all the fresh cases were recent returnees who arrived in Jammu and Kashmir from different parts of the country.

While Samba district reported four new cases, two persons from Rajouri and one person from Poonch district tested positive for Coronavirus, taking the number of active positive cases in the region to 148.

Out of 218 total cases, 70 have recovered while two have died so far.

Four persons tested positive for Coronavirus in Samba district including a Kathua native on Friday.

The fresh cases included a 59-year-old man from Bain Glad village who had contracted the infection from her daughter, a student who had returned from Punjab and had tested positive earlier this week.

A 35-year-old man from Chack Manga village who had arrived at Samba on Tuesday morning by a truck from New Delhi, a 31-year-old Uttarakhand native who had arrived at Sangwali Mandi with a local person on Tuesday also tested positive for the coronavirus.

The trio was put under administrative quarantine at Ghagwal tehsil.

The fourth case reported from the district is of a 49-year-old man who is a resident of Chalyari village in Kathua.

“The man had arrived from Mumbai and reached Jammu Railway Station on Tuesday where his sample was collected and he was then shifted to a quarantine center at Raya Morh,” officials said.

They added that after their samples returned positive today, all these patients were shifted to Trauma Hospital Ghagwal for further treatment.

In Rajouri, a woman who arrived from Gurgaon and a man who came from Maharashtra tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

“Upon their arrival, both of them were put in an administrative quarantine. They are now being shifted to hospital while tracing of their close contacts is taken up,” officials said.

The seventh case from the region was of 29-year-old man from Poonch, they said, adding that a patient from Udhampur was discharged following recovery from the Covid-19.

The number of active cases has increased by over 24 times in last about three weeks. On April 30, there were only 6 active cases spread over 5 districts of the region, which has today gone up to 146 spread across all ten districts of the region.
These include 36 cases each in Kathua and Jammu districts, 29 in Ramban, 13 in Samba, 11 cases in Udhampur, six cases each in Rajouri and Kishtwar, five in Poonch, three in Reasi and one in Doda.

A district-wise breakup reveals that Jammu district has 68 positive cases with 36 active positive cases and 31 recoveries and 01 death; Udhampur has 33 positive cases with 11 active positive case, 21 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 20 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 13 Active Positive and 07 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today); Rajouri has 10 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 06 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Kathua has 40 positive cases with 36 Active positive and 04 recovered; Kishtwar has 07 positive case with 06 active positive case and 01 recovered; Ramban has 30 positive cases with 29 active positive and 01 recovered; Reasi has 04 positive cases with 03 active positive and 01 recovered, Poonch has 05 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 05 active positive cases while Doda has 01 active positive case.

A media bulletin issued today said that out of 114859 test results available across Jammu and Kashmir, 113370 samples have been tested as negative till May 22, 2020.

Additionally, to date 128517 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 32077 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 73 in Hospital Quarantine, 749 in hospital isolation and 25132 under home surveillance. Besides, 70466 persons have completed their surveillance period.

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