9 pregnant women among 66 test +ve for COVID-19 in Kashmir

Moderate number of private vehicles and auto rickshaws were seen plying at Budshah Chowk road in Srinagar on Monday.(UNI)
Moderate number of private vehicles and auto rickshaws were seen plying at Budshah Chowk road in Srinagar on Monday.(UNI)

2 die in Valley, J&K toll 31

Fayaz Bukhari
Srinagar, June 1: Nine pregnant women, eight members of family and a dentist were among 66 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir, taking overall tally of the Corona positives in Jammu and Kashmir to 2601 while two persons died in the Valley today taking J&K toll to 31. Fifty six of positives in Kashmir are travellers who were already quarantined.
A 45-year-old man from Shopian district died at SKIMS Soura today. A resident of Ramnagar Shopian, was admitted to SKIMS Soura’s Emergency Ward at 9 pm on May 31.
After initial stabilization, the patient was shifted to Ward 2A as a suspect case of COVID-19 and his nasopharyngeal swab was taken. The patient expired at midnight. The body was kept in mortuary and sample taken and it tested positive at 2 pm.
A 70-year old man from Pulwama was brought dead to Pulwama district Hospital today. His sample was taken and it tested positive for COVID-19.
Nodal Officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr. Salim Khan, told Excelsior that out of 910 samples processed at Microbiology Lab at CD hospital, 33 tested positive.
Out of these 13 are from Anantnag district with eight from Malaknag including 2 boys aged 3 and 15 years, three men aged 65, 45, 50 years, a 5-year old girl and two women aged 35 and 45 years, two from Brariangan including 16 year old boy and 18 year old girl and 38 year old woman form Gund Fatehpora and a 16-year old girl from Shalgam Bijbehara village.
Seven are from Kulgam with three women aged 25, 27, 26 years from DH Pora, a 27-year old woman from Yaripora, 38-year old man from Bugam, 45-year old man from Mandioda Devsar and 7-year old boy from Chigalpora villages.
Four are from Baramulla and includes 22-year old woman from Wenkara, 28-year old woman from Kanlibagh, 36 year old baker from Tangipora Pattan and 20-year old woman from Chakloo village.
Three from Shopian including 40-year old man from main town Shopain, 30-year old man from Zahibagh Wachi and 45-year old from Wehal.
Three are from Pulwama, all residents of Reshipora village including two men aged 20 and 45 years and a 70-year old man.
Two are from Ganderbal including 34 year old woman from Watlar and 25-year old woman form Makbal village. A 45-year-old doctor from Srinagar’s Rawalpora area posted at Dental College Srinagar.
Among the nine pregnant women, three each are from Baramulla and Kulgam, two from Ganderbal and one from Anantnag.
Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, Dr Farooq Jan, told Excelsior that out of samples 884 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab 21 tested positive. Among them, eight are from Srinagar including 30 year old woman and her 3 month girl from Qamarwari, 44 year old woman and 9 month old boy from Hawal, two women aged 62 and 69 from Bemina area of Srinagar and a 28-year old man from Baghi Mehtab area.
Nine are from Kupwara including 26 year old man from Awoora Kupwara, 24 and 29 year old men from Gulgam Kupwara, 26 year old man from Ladwan Kupwara, 22 and 25 year old men from Zurhama Kupwara, 32 year old man from Tarathpora Kupwara, 55 year old man from Dardpora, Kralpora Kupwara and 48 year old man from Manzgam Kupwara.
A 26 year old man from Seelu Baramulla and 26 year old woman form Litter Pulwama also tested positive.
Principal SKIMS Bemina, Dr Riyaz Untoo, told Excelsior that out of 439 samples processed at the hospital’s diagnostic laboratory today, 12 tested positive. They include eight men aged 24,30,34,40,32,29,60 and 45 years from Soibug Budgam, four from Shopian including a one year old girl and two women aged 78 and 22 years and a 50-year-old woman from Vehil Shopian.
Eight more COVID-19 patients recovered today from Kashmir and were discharged.
Authorities said that out of 2601 positive cases, 1624 are active, 946 have recovered and 31 have died. Out of 176309 samples processed, 173708 tested negative and 2601 positive.
There are 176805 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases who have been enlisted for surveillance which included 38276 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 38 in Hospital Quarantine, 1624 in hospital isolation and 48964 under home surveillance. Besides, 87872 persons have completed their surveillance period.