34 new COVID-19 suspects tested positive in AJK


Altaf Hamid Rao.

Tally rises to 803 across the State,

MIRPUR (AJK):   In Azad Jammu & Kashmir, 34 new Coronavirus cases were tested positive during last 24 hours raising the tally to 803 in the State on Friday, it was officially stated.
The official statement released to the media on Friday evening on the updated situation of pandemic in AJK by the State Health Services authorities confirmed the registration of 34 new cases in AJK – which include 07 patients in Muzaffarabad, 10 in Bagh, 09 in Haveili, 03 in Palandri, one Bhimbher and 02 each in Kotli and Rawalakot districts.

The pandemic has so far claimed a total of 17 lives across the state so far. The 17 ill-fated persons lost lives due to the pandemic in AJK so fare include 08 in Muzaffarabad district, 03 in Mirpur. 03 in Bagh and one each in Rawalkot, Palandri and Bagh districts..

At present a total of 469 patients tested positive, were receiving treatment in various state-controlled health facilities / home isolation centers at present in various parts of the AJK state, the health authorities said.

These patients tested positive included 299 housed in various home isolation and rest of them admitted in various the state-run hospital in different parts of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

At the same time, after the complete recovery of 05 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 317 , the AJK Health authorities disclosed.

A total of 453 new cases suspected of the pandemic, were tested in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir on Friday.

According to the Health Authorities a total of 13034 suspected cases from various parts of the State were sent for test, of which the results of 12981 had been received with a total of 803 positive cases in the State so far, the authorities said.

Out of the total of 803 corona virus positive cases, 317 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 Thursday a total of 11664 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.