Efforts on to trace Jammu case contacts

JAMMU, Apr 6 (Agencies): Even as the number of positive Covid cases jumped to 106 on Sunday, authorities have been working tirelessly to track the contacts of an infected person who had no travel history abroad or outside J&K. Furthermore, the patient did not have any communication with other positive cases of the UT.
“We have been working round the clock to trace the contacts of the person who tested positive without any travel history,” a source said. “He runs a tea stall in Jammu city and there is a possibility that he might have come in contact with another infected person”.
“Contacts of almost all positive cases have been traced as some have history of travelling abroad while many other came in contact with those who had attended Nizammudin congregation,” another source said, adding, “tracing contacts of the one with no travel history is the difficult task before the authorities”.
From the day the first case tested positive, authorities have been working tirelessly to trace all contacts.
The administration has already identified nearly 2,000 contacts of positive cases of which 975 have been traced and tested. It reassured that all identified contacts would be traced and tested for coronavirus.
After identifying contacts, the J&K Administration has already identified 34 hotspots and red zones. Out of these, 24 are in Kashmir division and 10 in Jammu province.
These include seven in Pulwama, four in Bandipora, four in Budgam, five in Srinagar, two in Shopian, one each in Ganderbal and Baramulla in Kashmir Division, while four are in Jammu district, five in Rajouri and one is in Udhampur district of Jammu division.

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