113 new suspect cases of coronavirus reported in AJK


MUZAFFARABAD: In AJK, no new positive case of coronavirus reported in the state while samples of 113 new suspects were also taken in last 24 hours. On Monday, nine new cases of coronavirus registered and the number of confirmed corona-virus positive cases rose to 68 in the State.

According to the report issued by AJK Health Department here on Tuesday, total of 1826 suspected cases were sent for test, of whom the result of 1709 had been received with 65 positive cases. Out of 65 coronavirus positive cases, 37 had been fully recovered and discharged from the different health facilities across the state.

Out of 31 active cases, 6 in CMH Rawalakot, 7 in Palandri DHQ Hospital, 6 in isolation hospital Muzaffarabad, 2 in THQ Hospital Dudhyal, 2 in DHQ Hospital Bagh and 8 in DHQ Hospital Kotli. 1641 persons were tested negative for COVID-19 while results of 117 cases are awaited which are scheduled to reach in a day or two next.

The government has established 61 quarantine centers in all ten districts of the state while officials of the health departments deputed at entry points of the state were busy round the clock in screening of the visitors. PCR testing is being done at Virology Lab Abbas Institute.

According to the report of state Health Department issued here on Monday, the authorities confirmed registration of 8 new cases in district Kotli and one in district Bagh. “Twenty one new suspects of corona virus, were also tested in AJK” report stated.

35 of the Corona virus hit persons in AJK have so far been discharged while 33 are under treatment in different isolation hospitals of the state.

Updating the overall current COVID-19 so far situation in AJK, the Health Authorities continued in the daily updated statement that a total of 1713 suspected cases from entire Azad Jammu Kashmir were sent for test till Monday of whom the results of 1608 tests have reached. Of these a total of 68 of the suspects were tested positive till Monday of whom 35 were discharged after complete recovery. 1540 suspects were tested negative while results of 105 suspects were awaited.

The AJK government has established 60 Quarantine centers at various locations in Azad Jammu Kashmir for dispensation of treatment to the pandemic affectees hailing from the state.

Mirpur Div. HQ Teaching Hospital, CMH Rawalakot and Virology Lab Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences Muzaffarabad are engaged in PCR Testing according to the schedule.

The State Health Department Staffers teams have been inducted at all exit / entry points leading to AJK for detailed required screening of the passengers pouring in to Azad Jammu Kashmir and in case of the positive tests, all concerned are shifted to the nearest isolation centers for Medicare.