04 More cases tested positive in AJK: Tally surges to 55 in the State:

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Altaf Hamid Rao;

MIRPUR (AJK):     With the appearance of 04 new cases of coronavirus registered during last 24 hours in Azad Jammu Kashmir, the number of confirmed corona-virus positive cases rose to 55 in the State on Thursday, AJK Health department said.

Updating the so far situation of pandemic in AJK, the AJK health authorities told our AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao on Thursday, that four of the new comers included 03 from Rawalakot and one from Palandri districts of Azad Jammu Kashmir.

After emerging of one new case tested positive the tally rose to 55 on Thursday, AJK health authorities said.

25 of the Corona virus hit persons in AJK have so far been discharged. Those discharged included 03 from DHQ Hospital Mirpur, and one patient discharged from CMH Rawlakot and 05 from DHQ Hospital Bhimbher following completely recovery. Thus a total of 28 suspects tested positive are under treatment at various AJK hospitals at present and moving to the recovery, the State health authorities said.

As many as 55 new suspects of corona virus were tested in AJK on Tuesday, they disclosed.

Elaborating about the overall current COVID-19 so far situation in AJK, the Health Authorities continued in the daily updated statement that a total of 1471 suspected cases from entire Azad Jammu Kashmir were sent for test till Thursday – of whom the results of 1432 tests have reached.

Of these a total of 55 of the suspects were tested positive till Thursday – of whom 25 were discharged after complete recovery. All rest of 1377suspects were tested negative.

Since a total of 25 out of a total 51suspects were so far discharged after complete recovery, rest of 30 suspects tested positive across AJK were receiving treatment including only one patient admitted in Isolation Center in New City Teaching hospital, Mirpur, 05 in DHQ Hospital Bhimbher, and 09 admitted in CMH Rawalakot, one in DHQ Hospital Bagh and 09 in Palandri DHQ hospital and 02 in the State Isolation Center Muzaffarabad and 03 in tehsil Headquarter hospital Dadayal (Mirpur District) the updated breakup of the so far situation of the deadly virus said.

Since 1377 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 the tests of only 39 suspects are awaited which are scheduled to reach in a day or two next.

AJK govt. has established 60 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, CMH Rawalakot and Urology Lab Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences Muzaffarabad are engaged in PCR Testing according to the schedule.

The State Health Department Staffers teams have been inducted at all exit / entry points leading to AJK for detailed required screening of the passengers pouring in to Azad Jammu Kashmir, according to the State Health authorities.

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