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Srinagar, May 16 (GNS): A day after highest single day spike in Covid-19 cases, forty four persons including 12 pregnant women from Anantnag district tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the overall tally of the patients in J&K to 1092.

Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control at SKIMS, Dr G H Yatoo, told GNS that 27 samples tested positive for the disease at viral diagnostic lab at the tertiary care hospital.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, told GNS that 10 among them are from Jammu (all travelers), 12 from Kupwara, 3 from Anantnag and one each from Baramulla and Budgam.

Dr Salim, concerned nodal officer, told GNS that 17 persons tested positive at CD hospital’s Covid-19 laboratory and include 14 from Annatnag—12 pregnant women and one traveler from New Delhi—while three are from Kulgam.

On Friday, J&K recorded highest single day spike in cases as 65 people tested positive for the dreaded disease. 35 of them were confirmed at army’s command hospital in Udhampur and included travels from Kulgam (25) and Ramban (10). (GNS)

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