Tally surges to 114 across the State:
Altaf Hamid Rao;
MIRPUR, (Parliament Times): With the appearance of two new cases of novel corona virus during last 24 hours in Azad Jammu Kashmir, the number of confirmed corona-virus cases registered positive increased to 114 in the State on Monday, AJK Health department has said.
At the same time, the blood samples of new 143 suspects were tested across the State on Monday. In an official statement on the updated situation of pandemic in AJK issued on Monday, the State Health Authorities confirmed registration of 02 new cases in AJK one each belonging to Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot districts.
According to the report a total of 4090 suspected cases were sent for test, of whom the result of 4028 had been received with 114 positive cases. Out of the total of 114 corona virus positive cases, 77 have been fully recovered and discharged from the different health facilities across the state by Monday.
A total of 36 patients tested positive, were receiving treatment in various state-run health facilities / isolation centers at present in various parts of the AJK state. Only one casualty of an elderly person of 80 years of age because of the pandemic, has been reported in AJK so far. A total of 3846 persons tested negative for COVID-19 while results of 62 cases are awaited which were scheduled to reach in a day or two next.
The AJK government has established 58 Quarantine centers in all ten district headquarters of Azad Jammu Kashmir. And at the same time, professional training in infection, prevention and control was being imparted to the doctors, paramedics at all isolation centers with the coordination of the World Health Organization.
District Rapid Response teams with the coordination of the State Health Department mobile medical teams were engaged in conducting the screening of all new entrants at all entry / exist points in AJK.