Tally rises to 219 across the State
Altaf Hamid Rao,
MIRPUR, (Parliament Times) : After registration of 05 new cases of novel corona virus during last 24 hours in Azad Jammu Kashmir, the number of confirmed corona-virus cases registered positive rose to 219 in the State on Wednesday day, AJK Health Services Deptt. has said. At the same time, the blood samples of new 122 suspects were tested across the State on Wednesday. In a statement on the updated situation of pandemic in AJK issued on Wednesday, the State Health Services authorities confirmed the registration of 05 new cases in AJK all belonging to capital district of Muzaffarabad.
A total of five casualties have been reported in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir because of the Corona Virus so far. These included four from Muzaffarabad district and only one from Mirpur district. According to the Health Authorities a total of 5501 suspected cases were sent for test, of whom the result of 5441 had been received with 219 positive cases. Out of the total of 219 corona virus positive cases, 99 have been fully recovered and discharged from the different health facilities across the state by Wednesday, they added. A total of 115 patients tested positive, were receiving treatment in various state-run health facilities / isolation centers at present in various parts of the AJK state, the health authorities said.At the same time AJK Health authorities said in a statement late Monday that a total of 5096 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 / exit points in AJK