Coronavirus: 2-year-old among two fresh cases in hot-spot Bandipora, tally climbs to 130

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By KNO on 04/05/2020.

Coronavirus: 2-year-old among two fresh cases in hot-spot Bandipora, tally climbs to 130

Over 46 per cent patients recovered so far; We expect more patients to recover in coming days says official


Bandipora, May 04: The number of COVID-19 positive cases in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district went up to 130 on Monday after two more including a minor suspects returned positive results.

An official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that two more patients including two year-old-boy and 32-year-old man, both the residents of Naidkhai village of Hajin tehsil have been found positive. He said that both of these patients have spread the disease from previous patients the village.

“Total number of cases in the district now stands at 130 of which 68 are active while 61 patients’ people have been discharged so far. A patient has also died due to Covid-19 in Gund-Jahengeer village of Hajin,” he said.

He further said these patients have been found here today after three days break. He, however, said that no new patient has been found in Bandipora medical block for the last one six days and there was a wave of happiness among the people, as people breathed a sigh of relief.

He said more than 46 per cent of the coronavirus cases reported so far have recovered and were discharged. With this, the recovery rate of coronavirus patients in the district has increased to 46 per cent.

“So far, since the first case was identified on March 24, the district has reported 130 positive cases so far of which, 59 patients have recovered” he said. The patients who were discharged from the hospital after recovery from Covid-19 infection include Gund-Jahangeer, Naidkhai, Gund-dechin Gund-Qaiser, SK bala and Konan, he added.

On being question will the rest of the patients recover, he said: “a majority of the active Covid-19 positive patients are in stable condition. We are expecting more patients to recover and get discharged in the coming days,” he told KNO. As far as testing and treatment protocol is concerned, he said only RT-PCR test is allowed in the current situation.

Meanwhile, Curfew-like restrictions have been put in place in the district to ensure that the unnecessary movement of the people is curbed. More than 4,000 people are under self-isolation or in various quarantine facilities in the district.

Pertinently, Bandipora is the only district with the highest number of positive patients in Jammu and Kashmir union Territory so far.

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