16 more students, two staffers of Poonch school test +ve

Two die, 73 new cases in Kashmir

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU/SRINAGAR/ LEH, Oct 6: Two persons died of COVID-19 and 73 tested positive in Kashmir today while 54 fresh cases were reported in the Jammu region including 16 more students and two staff members of a Higher Secondary School in Poonch district.
Sixteen students and two staff members including one Lecturer and a teacher of Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Sabjian in Poonch district today tested positive for the virus.
Chief Education Officer (CEO) Poonch Abdul Majid has ordered closure of the school for five days. Staff members and students of the school have been quarantined at their houses.
“Students who tested negative will be subjected to fresh testing on reopening of school after five days. Only those testing negative again will be allowed to resume classes,” Majid said, adding the school building is being sanitized.
Only yesterday, 35 students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Mandi in Poonch district had tested positive for pathogen. Prior to that, seven students of Government Higher Secondary School Lassana in Surankote tehsil of the same district had also tested positive.
Other COVID positive cases in the Jammu region include six in Jammu district, five Rajouri, four Reasi and one in Kathua.
Twenty two persons today recovered from the virus leaving active cases to 279.
Meanwhile, the Union Territory of Ladakh today reported five new COVID positive cases, all in Leh district.
The UT of Ladakh now has 52 active positives—49 in Leh and three in Kargil.
Meanwhile, Kashmir today reported 73 fresh cases of COVID-19 while two persons succumbed to the viral infection.
The number of cases in Kashmir division has reached 206,124 including 203,086 recoveries and 2,252 deaths.
The number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 1,065 including 786 from Kashmir division.
With 134 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 324,627 which is 98.33 percent of the total cases.
Those who tested positive include 44 from Srinagar, 8 from Baramulla, 7 from Budgam, 3 from Pulwama, 1 from Kupwara, 5 from Anantnag and 5 from Ganderbal.
As per officials figures, 74,534 cases including 842 deaths and 73,228 recoveries are from Srinagar, 24,364 including 282 deaths and 23,992 recoveries are from Baramulla, 23,637 including 23,344 recoveries and 207 deaths are from Budgam, 15,486 including 15,263 recoveries and 194 deaths are from Pulwama, 14,366 including 166 deaths and 14,178 recoveries are from Kupwara, 16,541 including 16,314 recoveries and 205 deaths are from Anantnag, 9,764 cases including 9,624 and 102 deaths are from Bandipora, 10,346 including 10,235 recoveries and 79 deaths are from Ganderbal, 11,479 including 11,359 recoveries and 117 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,607 including 5,546 recoveries and 58 deaths are from Shopian.