Srinagar- The number of COVID-19-affected patients increased in Jammu and Kashmir to 92 as seventeen more persons including 14 from Kashmir valley tested positive for the infection on Saturday, officials said.
“Seventeen new positive cases were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. 14 from Kashmir division and 3 from Jammu division,” said J&K Govt in its daily media bulletin.
Official sources said that among those who tested positive include 8 persons admitted at GMC Baramulla. Five other persons are admitted at SKIMS while another one is at Chest Disease hospital Dalgate.
The fresh cases in Jammu were reported from Narsoo village in Udhampur district of Jammu region, govt spokesperson Rohil Kansal said.
With this, the total number of coronavirus patients in Jammu and Kashmir increases to 92 — 71 in Kashmir division and 21 in Jammu division.
As per officials, out of these 92 cases, 86 are active patients as four persons—three from Jammu and one (first COVID-19 patient) from Kashmir have been discharged while two others died. Among the active cases, 68 are in Kashmir and 18 are in Jammu.
A total of 34 hotspots have been identified in J&K. These include seven in Pulwama, five in Srinagar and four each in Bandipora and Budgam, two in Shopian and one each in Ganderbal and Baramulla in Kashmir division, and five in Rajouri, four in Jammu and one in Udhampur district of Jammu division.