67 corona positive cases reported in AJK, 61 quarantine centres set in all ten districts


MUZAFFARABAD: A fresh case of COVID-19 has reported in the capital city of AJK on Saturday while samples of 131 new suspects were taken in last 24 hours.

According to the daily report of COVID-19 issued by the state’s Health Department here on Saturday, total 2185 suspected cases were sent for test, of whom the result of 2089 had been received with 67 positive cases. Out of 67 coronavirus positive cases, 44 had been fully recovered and discharged from the different health facilities across the state.

Needy people standing in queue to get relief package distributed by local NGO.

Out of 23 active cases, 7 in Palandri DHQ Hospital, 7 in isolation hospital Muzaffarabad, 2 in THQ Hospital Dudhyal, 2 in DHQ Hospital Bagh and 5 in DHQ Hospital Kotli. Three positive patients belonged to Sargodha, Pakistan were also under treatment in DHQ hospital Kotli.

2019 persons were tested negative for COVID-19 while results of 96 cases are awaited which are scheduled to reach in a day or two next. The AJK 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 of Medical Sciences, CMH Rawalakot and Divisional Headquarter Hospital Mirpur.