COVID-19 Bulletin: 34-year-old doc among positive cases, 55,498 under surveillance

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Srinagar: Two people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu today; among them, one is a doctor working at Batra Hospital, while another is a sweeper. The tally in the Union Territory rose to 278.

“The doctor is a gastroenterologist. He is 34-year-old and works in our hospital,” said Dr Pawan Malhotra, Director Principal and Professor to Pharmacology and Therapeutics, ASCOMS and the hospital.

The other case, he said, is a 48-year-old female sweeper. “She is not our employee but an outsource person,” said Dr. Malhotra.

With these fresh cases, the officially confirmed tally stands at 278— fifty in Jammu and 228 in Kashmir. Four people have died due to the infection in the J-K while thirty others — nine from Jammu and twenty-one from Kashmir division, including two minor sisters – have recovered and have been discharged, leaving the active cases in Kashmir to 204 and forty in Jammu.

Meanwhile, the government informed that 55,498 travellers and people in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which includes 7,760 people in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 365 in hospital quarantine, 244 in hospital isolation, and 30,952 under home surveillance. Besides, 16,173 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period. By far, 4,341 samples have tested as negative. (GNS)

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