Coronavirus:19 cops among 29 test positive, tally reaches 1228

SRINAGAR, May 18 (Agencies): Nineteen armed forces personnel were among at least 29 fresh cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir so far on Monday, taking the over tally of the Covid-19 patients in the J&K to over 1200 mark.

Sources said that the nineteen samples taken at DPL Anantnag, which is collection point, returned positive.

“There is no policeman from district police Anantnag. The DPL Anantnag is a collection point and all the 19 personnel are from armed police,” a senior police officer said.

The other patients who have tested positive at CD hospital’s covid-19 testing lab include 50-year-old woman from Bemina Srinagar, admitted to an isolation ward in SMHS. The others including 75-year-old woman of Kokernag, 55-year-old man from Fateh Kadal Srinagar, a 65-year-old woman from Kulgam, 56-year-old from Kargil, 70-year-old woman from Budgam, a 55-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla and 27-year-old from Sallar Anantnag were also admitted to SMHS hospital.

The nineteen armed policemen who tested positive are aged between 25 to 53 years old and maximum among them are in 30s, they added.

With these cases, the number of Covid-19 patients have risen to 1228 so far. “There is the possibility of more cases as the day progress,” sources added.

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