Altaf Hamid Rao.
MIRPUR (AJK): As a result of registration of four 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 223 in the State on Thursday day, AJK Health Services authorities has said.
At the same time, the blood samples of new 237 suspects were tested across the State on Thursday.
In a statement on the updated situation of pandemic in AJK issued on Thursday, the State Health Services authorities confirmed the registration of 04 new cases in AJK all belonging to capital district of Muzaffarabad.
It may be added that a total of five casualties have so far been reported in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir because of the Corona Virus . These included four from Muzaffarabad district and only one from Mirpur district.
According to the Health Authorities a total of 5738 suspected cases were sent for test, of whom the result of 5676 had been received with 223 positive cases.
Out of the total of 223 corona virus positive cases, 99 have been fully recovered and discharged from the different health facilities in various parts of the state by Thursday, they added.
A total of 119patients 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 Thursday that a total of 5321 persons tested negative for COVID-19 while results of 62 cases are awaited which were scheduled to reach in a day or two next.
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 07 entry / exit points in AJK including Gujrat-Bhimbher entry point besides Mangla, Dadayal, Holar, Azad Pattan, Kohala and Garhi Habib Ullah, an AJK Health Authorities spokesperson told this Correspondent Thursday evening.