46 including 14 cops test +ve in Kashmir, J&K tally 1183

Curbs imposed in Kunzer town of Baramulla after being declared as Red Zone on Sunday. — Excelsior/Aabid Nabi
Curbs imposed in Kunzer town of Baramulla after being declared as Red Zone on Sunday. — Excelsior/Aabid Nabi

Woman dies, COVID death toll 13

Fayaz Bukhari
Srinagar, May 17: Forty six persons including 14 police personnel from District Police Lines Anantnag today tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir while a woman admitted to Chest Diseases Hospital died due to COVID-19, taking the Jammu and Kashmir Corona death toll to 13.

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A 29-year-old woman with underlying ailments died at CD hospital Srinagar here, taking the overall Corona death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 13.
The woman was admitted at surgical ICU of SMHS Hospital in critical condition when she tested positive for the Coronavirus on May 15.
A resident of Habba Kadal Srinagar, she was admitted as a case of septic shock at SMHS hospital and when she tested positive, she was shifted to CD hospital.
Forty six persons today tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir including 28 from Kulgam district, 15 from Anantnag and one each in Srinagar, Shopian and Pulwama.
Medical Superintendent of SKIMS hospital, Dr Farooq Jan, told Excelsior that 1466 tested were conducted at the SKIMS Path Lab out of which six tested positive including four from Kulgam and one each from Shopian and Pulwama.
Those who tested positive in Kulgam include 32 and 34 years old women from Kadoora village and 29 year-old and 30 year old men from village Watoo and Kadoora in Kulgam district.
One each from Shopian aged 35-year-old woman from village Pandushan and 24-year-old woman from Pulwama with travel history to Madhya Pradesh also tested positive.
Nodal Officer Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr Salim Khan told Excelsior that 642 samples were processed at CD Hospital lab and 16 people tested positive. These include 14 police men from District Police Lines Anantnag besides two men aged 35 and 50 years from
Anantnag and Bemina area of Srinagar.
The 14 police men are: 38-year old from Arhama Ganderbal, 40 year old from Alam Sharief Bandipora, 28-year old from Sopore Baramulla, 32 year old from Anantnag, 45 year old from Moghal Anantnag, 31 year old from Anantnag, 43 year old from Nanil Anantnag, 27year old from Inderwani Anantang, 26 year old from Pahalgam Anantnag, 45 year old from Khurla Anantnag, 43 year old from Anantnag, 30 year old from Baramulla, 29 year old from Karana Kupwara and 45 year old from Malpora Anantnag.
And 24 samples, all from Kulgam, tested positive last night at Army hospital Northern Command in Udhampur.
So far 80934 tests were conducted in Jammu and Kashmir, 79751 samples tested negative and 1183 as positive.
With today’s positive cases the number of Corona positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir is now 1183 with 595 active, 575 have recovered and 13 have died.
Today 33 more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from various hospitals of Kashmir.
So far 111368 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 29442 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by Government, 105 in Hospital Quarantine, 595 in hospital isolation and 15425 under home surveillance. Besides, 65788 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Bandipora has 135 positive cases with 9 active, 125 recovered and one death; Srinagar has 157 positive cases with 56 active, 96 recovered and 5 deaths; Anantnag district has 177 positive cases with 141 active, 35 recovered and one death; Baramulla has 118 positive cases with 35 active, 80 recovered and three deaths; Shopian has 108 positive cases with 33 active, 75 recovered; Kupwara has 97 positive cases with 49 active, 48 recovered; Budgam has 57 positive cases with 28 active, 28 recovered cases and one death; Ganderbal has 23 positive cases with 9 active and 14 recoveries; Kulgam has 147 positive cases with 138 active, 9 recoveries and Pulwama 16 positive cases with 11 active and 5 people have recovered.
And Director Health Services Kashmir, Samir Mattoo today suspended the Block Medical Officer Magam in district Budgam for dereliction of duty. Sources said that he had hidden the test result of a positive case in the area.