43 New COVID-19 positive cases hospitalized in AJK ;

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

Tally rises to 647 across the State,

MIRPUR, (Parliament Times):In Azad Jammu Kashmir,  43 new positive cases of corona virus  emerged  in various parts of the State,  during last 24 hours in raising the total number of the cases tested positive across the state to 647 on Sunday, it was officially said.
The official statement released to the media here Sunday  evening on the updated situation of pandemic in AJK by the State Health Services authorities confirmed the registration of 43 new cases in AJK – which include 30 registered  in Muzaffarabad district, 05 in Bhimbher,  04 in Kotli and  02 each in Bagh and Palandri  . It may be added that the pandemic has so far claimed  12  lives in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir which include 07 in Muzaffarabad district, 02 in Mirpur district and one each in Bhimbher,  Palandri and Rawalakot districts.
  At present a total of  380 patients tested positive, were  receiving treatment in various state-controlled 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 04 more patients were discharged from the health facilities at various parts of AJK on  Sunday – raising the total number of the patients discharged so far across AJK to 254, the AJK Health authorities disclosed.
A  total of 438 new cases suspected of the pandemic, were tested in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir on  Sunday. According to the Health Authorities a total of 11016 suspected cases from various parts of the State  were sent for test,  of which  the results of   10963 had been received with 647  positive cases in the State. Out of the total of 647 corona virus positive cases, 254 were fully recovered and discharged from different health facilities and the state-run  isolation centers  in various parts of the state by  Sunday, the authorities said.  At the same time AJK Health authorities said in a statement late Sunday that a total of 9935 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.
 Capacity- building training  in infection, prevention and control hs been launched in all state-run isolation centers in Azad Jammu Kashmir with the coordination of the World Health Organization, the health authorities said. 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, according to  the AJK Health Authorities.