COVID-19: After 4-days break, 23-year-old girl tests positive in Bandipora, tally rises to 128

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By KNO on 01/05/2020.

COVID-19: After 4-days break, 23-year-old girl tests positive in Bandipora, tally rises to 128

Bandipora, May 01: The number of  coronavirus cases in this red zone district jumped to 128 after one more patient in Hajin medical block tested positive for the virus on Friday evening. The new case emerged after a gap of four days.

An official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that a 23-year-old girl from Gund-Jahangeer area of Hajin has tested positive for Covid-19. He said the positive case had come in contact with the new case. This is the 56th case of Covid-19 from the village.

“Total number of cases in the district now stands at 128 of which 92 are active while 35 patients people have been discharged so far. A patient has also died due to Covid-19 in Gund-Jahengeer village of Hajin,” he said.

At Gund Jahangir, 56 Covid-19 positive cases have been reported so far. The first case in the village was of a person with no travel history or contact with a positive case, the patient died just within a day of his admission at the (SMHS) hospital Srinagar. Since then the virus has spread at an alarming scale in the village.

Officials said: “He spread the infection among his family members and they spread it in the entire village, nearly 60 people are hospital quarantine, almost 400 under surveillance, 500 in administrative quarantine and 400 in home quarantine.”

In Gund-Qaiser village, the first case was reported on 04 April. The 32-year-old male patient, who had arrived from Delhi, was treated at Srinagar hospital and later was discharged, he said. He alone met to 10 people in his village.

Later, his three family members son, daughter and mother and two cousin’s also tested positive on April 05. And then the disease spread to their neighbors also. The man thus spread the disease in his entire Kumar-Mohalla.

The people of the entire village were later placed in quarantine and the village breathed a sigh of relief when no new patients were found there for the last four days.

Meanwhile, DC Bandipora Shahbaz Mirza in his tweet said: “Seems we have won the battle. But no point to be complacent. War is still on. We have to be vigilant, aggressive in tracing & testing and the most important is to stay home, maintain social distance & self-hygiene! Don’t take COVID lightly!”

Pertinently, no new patient has been found in Bandipora medical block for the last four days. And there was a wave of happiness among the people, as People breathed a sigh of relief.

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