2 pregnant women among 74 more test positive, tally nears 1400 mark


Srinagar, May 20 : 74 persons including two pregnant women on Monday tested positive for the novel coronavirus, pushing the overall tally of the covid-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir inch closer to 1400 mark.

Professor Farooq Jan, medical superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS that 1992 samples were processed at the viral diagnostic lab of the hospital and among them 44 returned positive and include, 17 from Jammu, 14 from Srinagar, 8 from Baramulla, 4 from Kupwara and one from Pulwama.

Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College, Srinagar told GNS 706 samples were processed at CD Hospital Srinagar’s Microbiology Lab and 17 of them returned positive. Eight of these cases are from Jammu while seven are from Anantnag and two pregnant women from Kulgam—28-year-old from Khudwani and 35-year-old from Chatawan area of the southern Kashmir district. The other 13 cases were report from GMC Jammu, the sources said. (GNS)

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