COVID~19: 05 more suspect tested positive in AJK: Tally surge to 40 across Azad Territory


Altaf Hamid Rao;


MIRPUR (AJK):      With the emergence of five new suspects tested positive during last 24 hours in Azad Jammu Kashmir, the number of COVID-19 infected persons tested positive in the State tally rose to 40 on Sunday, AJK health authorities said.

Three of the above new suspects tested positive belong to Bhimbher district and 02 hail from Mirpukr district who have been shifted to the hospitals of the concerned district for treatment, the official statement released to the media on Sunday said.

As many as 96 more new suspects of corona virus were discharged from various Quarantine Centers in Azad Jammu Kashmir after they were tested negative., the State Health Authorities said.

Updating the overall current COVID-19 so far situation in AJK, the Health Authorities continued that a total of 910 suspected cases were sent for test of whom the result of 830 have reached.

Of these only 40 of the suspects were tested positive. All rest of 790 suspects were tested negative.

Since a total 40 suspects were so far, tested positive across AJK which included 11 patients admitted in Isolation Center in New City Teaching hospital, Mirpur, 15 in DHQ Hospital Bhimbher, and 04 admitted in CMH Rawalakot, one in DHQ Hospital Kotli and 6 in Palandri DHQ hospital.

Since 02 of the Corona virus hit persons in AJK have so far been discharged from New Mirpur city Teaching Hospital following completely recovery, a total of 38 suspects tested positive are under treatment at various AJK hospitals at present and moving to the recovery, the State health authorities said.

790 of the COVID-19 suspects across AJK were tested negative so far and all of them were discharged after formal test under SOP set by the medical advisory by the authorities in AJK,

Results of 80 new cases are awaited which are scheduled to reach in a day or two next.

AJK govt. has established 61 Quarantine centers at various locations in Azad Jammu Kashmir for dispensation of treatment to the pandemic affectees hailing from Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Mirpur Div. HQ Teaching Hospital and Urology Lab Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences Muzaffarabad are engaged in PCR Testing, the authorities said adding that the identical PCR testing facilities will also be available at CMH Rawalakot next week.

The State Health Department Staffers teams have been deputed at all entry points leading to AJK for detailed required screening of the passengers landing in to Azad Jammu Kashmir, according to the official statement issued by the State Health authorities.

In case of the positive tests, all concerned are shifted to the nearest isolation center for due Medicare, the state health authorities statement said .