12 pregnant women among 44 more test positive in J&K, tally inches closer to 1100-Mark


Srinagar, May 16: A day after the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases, forty-four persons including 12 pregnant women from Anantnag district tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the overall tally of the patients in J&K to 1092 so far.

Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control at SKIMS, Dr G H Yatoo, told GNS that 27 samples tested positive for the disease at viral diagnostic lab of the tertiary care hospital.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, told that 10 among them are from Jammu (all travelers), 12 from Kupwara, 3 from Anantnag and one each from Baramulla and Budgam.

Dr Salim, concerned nodal officer, told GNS that 17 persons tested positive at CD hospital’s Covid-19 laboratory and include 14 from Anantnag, 12 of them pregnant women, while three are from Kulgam district. The number could be higher as reports from Jammu and private lab was awaited, sources said.

On Friday, J&K recorded the highest day spike in cases as 65 people tested positive for the dreaded disease. 35 of them were confirmed at the army’s command hospital in Udhampur and included travels from Kulgam (25) and Ramban (10). (GNS)

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