Corona virus claims 04 more lives in AJK raising death toll to 40:

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36  new COVID-19 positive cases land AJK hospitals raising tally to 1419

Altaf Hamid Rao;

MIRPUR, (Parliament Times): At least 04 more persons died of novel coronavirus in Azad Jammu Kashmir during last 24 hours raising the death toll to 40 following the pandemic across the State so far, it was officially declared.

And at the same time 36 fresh Corona Virus suspects, tested positive, were registered and hospitalized in various parts of Azad Jammu Kashmir during last 24 hours raising tally to 1419 in the liberated territory on Tuesday, State health authorities told this Correspondent here late Tuesday. As many as 788 patients out of total of 1419 tested positive in Azad Jammu Kashmir, have recovered and discharged from various health facilities across the state so far, the state health authorities said in a briefing on updated situation of pandemic in AJK .

These include 47 patients who were discharged after having been completely recovered in the state-run hospitals in various parts of the state on Tuesday. The State Health Services authorities confirmed the registration of 36 new cases in AJK – which include 02 in Mirpur, 17 in Muzaffrarabad 08 in Kotli and 09 in Bhimbher district. Four of the fresh ill-fated persons died of the pandemic include 02 died in capital city of Muzaffarabad and one each in Kotli and Bhimbher districts. Since a total of 40 causalities following the pandemic have so far been reported across AJK. These included 15 in Muzaffarabad, 04 in Kotli district, 05 in Mirpur. 04 in Bagh and 03 in Rawalakot 07 in Bhimbher and 02 in Palandri district.

Among a total of 591 patients tested positive, 452 housed in various home isolation and rest of 139 patients admitted in various state-run hospital in different parts of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. A total of 293 new cases suspected of the pandemic, were tested in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir on Tuesday. According to the Health Authorities a total of 18016 suspected cases from various parts of the State were sent for test, of which the results of 17964 had been received with a total of 1419 positive cases across the State so far, the authorities said.

At the same time AJK Health authorities said in a statement late Monday a total of 15859 persons were tested negative for COVID-19 while results of 52 cases were 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.