01 more dies of Corona virus in AJK raising death toll in the State

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

32 new COVID-19 suspects tested positive in AJK raising tally to 845:

MIRPUR (AJK):     After one more person died of Corona Virus in Azad Jammu Kashmir on Sunday, the death toll in the state following the pandemic so far rose to 20, it was officially said.

The only casualty was reported in Muzaffarabad district during last 24 hours.

32 new cases found tested positive during last 24 hours raising the tally to 845 in the State on Sunday, it was officially stated.

The official statement released to the media Sunday evening on the updated situation of pandemic in AJK by the State Health Services authorities confirmed the registration of 32 new cases in AJK – which include 19 patients in Muzaffarabad, 04 in Mirpur, 03 in Kotli and O6 in Bhimbher district.

The pandemic has so far claimed a total of 20 lives across the state. The 20 ill-fated persons lost lives due to the pandemic in AJK so fare include 10 in Muzaffarabad district, 03 in Mirpur. 03 in Bagh and one each in Rawalakot and Bagh districts and 02 in Palandri district.

At present a total of 477 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 authorities said.

These patients tested positive included 330 housed in various home isolation and rest of 147patients admitted in various the state-run hospital in different parts of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

At the same time, after the complete recovery of 12,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 348, the AJK Health authorities disclosed.

A total of 247 new cases suspected of the pandemic, were tested in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir on Sunday.

According to the Health Authorities a total of 13586 suspected cases from various parts of the State were sent for test, of which the results of 13534 had been received with a total of 845 positive cases in the State so far, the authorities said.

Out of the total of 845corona virus positive cases, 348 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 Saturday a total of 12124 persons were tested negative for COVID-19 while results of 52 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.