AJK faces rapid growth of corona virus;

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

32 New COVID-19 positive cases detected in the State,

MIRPUR (AJK):    Azad Jammu & Kashmir starts facing rapid growth of novel corona virus after the 32 new cases of the pandemic were registered in the State during last 24 hours raising the tally to 331 across the State on Friday.

This Correspondent understands through the official statement released to the media Friday evening on the updated situation of pandemic in AJK by the State Health Services authorities who confirmed the registration of 32 new cases in AJK – which include 14 from Muzaffarabad district, 07 from Rawalakot, 04 from Bagh, 05 from Bhimber and 02 from Mirpur district.

This is the highest-ever figure of the cases tested positive during last 24 hours in AJK on Friday ever since the pandemic gripped various parts of the world including Pakistan and AJK.

It may be added that a total of 08 casualties have been reported in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir because of the Corona Virus so far which include 05 in Muzaffarabad district, 02 in Mirpur district and one in Rawalakot district.

At present a total of 138 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, after the complete recovery 03 more patients were discharged from the health facilities at various parts of AJK on Friday – raising the total number of the patients discharged so far across AJK to 185, the AJK Health authorities disclosed.

A total of 321 new cases suspected of the pandemic, were tested in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir on Friday.

At the same time a total of 185 COVID-19 patients have been recovered and discharged after due treatment in from various health facilities by Friday – June 05.

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According to the Health Authorities a total of 7934 suspected cases from various parts of the State were sent for test, of which the results of 7881 had been received with 331 positive cases in the State.

Out of the total of 331 corona virus positive cases, 185 were fully recovered and discharged from different health facilities and the state-run isolation centers in various parts of the state by Friday, the authorities said.

At the same time AJK Health authorities said in a statement late Friday that a total of 7743 persons were tested negative for COVID-19 while results of 53 cases are awaited which were scheduled to reach in a day or two next.

A total of 58 Quarantine centers are constantly engaged in serving the pandemic-hit suspects for their recovery in all ten districts of Azad Jammu Kashmir.

District Rapid Response teams with the coordination of the State Health Department mobile medicos were continuing 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, the AJK Health Authorities said.

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