Bandipora, May 18: A 27-year-old Dentist who hails from Asham area of Sumbal Sub-division in North Kashmir’s Bandipora District became the fresh victim of COVID-19, after his swab tested positive in the microbiology lab of CD hospital Srinagar here on Monday, officials said.
An Official told news agency—CNS that a Dentist who was presently posted at Government Dental College Srinagar had came in close contact with COVID-19 patient of Srinagar who died on Sunday after which his swab tested positive at Microbiology lab in CD hospital Srinagar taking the toll of COVID-19 Patients to 136 in the district Bandipora.
The official further said that his all family members and contacts have been traced and put under quarantine adding that the dentist marks the first positive case from Sumbal block of the district.
Pertinently, five doctors tested positive, since Sunday for coronavirus, after most of them came into close contact with a deceased Covid patient of Srinagar.
So far, 13 doctors, three nurses, and five healthcare workers have got infected with the virus in J&K.
Meanwhile, Out of 136 positive cases in the Bandipora district, 126 have recovered and most of them have been discharged, while few are still under administrative quarantine.
As of now only 09 cases are active in the district.