J&K Reports 7th COVID-19 Death As Anantnag Woman Test Positive
Child and Maternity Hospital Moves 3 Doctors, 2 Nurses To Quarantine

Srinagar, April 26: Jammu and Kashmir recorded seventh death due to COVID-19 as samples of a woman, who died yesterday after giving birth to twins at Anantnag, have returned positive for the novel coronavirus.
On Saturday, the authorities had ordered a probe into the death of the woman and her twin babies after doctors allegedly delayed her treatment at a maternity hospital in southern Kashmir’s district over apprehensions that she might be a coronavirus patient.
The woman who hailed from Kharpora village, which has been declared as coronavirus “red zone” by the administration, was admitted to Child and Maternity Hospital Anantnag on April 25 morning. Family members alleged that since she hailed from a red zone area, doctors were hesitant to treat her, which eventually led to her and the twins’ death.
Later her samples were taken which returned positive today, official sources told GNS.
“The samples of the woman who died at Anantnag yesterday returned positive,” a senior doctor at Chest Disease hospital Dalgate told GNS.
With the woman’s death, the number of fatalities due to the virus have gone up to 7—six in Kashmir and one in Jammu.
Medical Superintendent Child and Maternity Hospital Anantnag, Dr Mirji Andrabi, told Global News Service that three doctors and two nurses, who might have come in contact of the woman, have been immediately moved to quarantine.
Meanwhile sources said that a team has been constituted and all members of the woman’s family would be taken to quarantine. (GNS)
(Detailed Report)
143 Cases Added In 5 Days As J&K’s COVID-19 Tally Crosses 500-Mark
27 Fresh Cases In 24-Hrs Includes ISM Pharmacist, Man Who Returned Only 4 Days Ago From Delhi
Nadeem Nadu
Srinagar, April 26 (GNS): The number of COVID-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir crossed 500-mark as 27 more tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Sunday. While the overall tally in J&K has gone up to 523, 143 of cases were added in the last five days alone.
Official sources told GNS that among 27 cases, 16 were confirmed at Viral Diagnostic Lab of SKIMS Soura, all from north Kashmir districts—eight from Bandipora, seven from Baramulla and one from Kupwara.
“Total cases now 523. But don’t let this number daunt you. This includes 137 recoveries too. Total Active positive cases are 380. We will keep doing aggressive testing and strict containment. And you have to support by #Stayingathome #Togetherwecan #Weshallovercome,” Rohit Kansal, principal secretary information and a government spokesman said in a tweeted.
Eleven other cases were confirmed at the COVID-19 testing laboratory at Chest Disease hospital Dalgate and include nine from Anantnag district and two from Srinagar.
The eleven cases from Anantnag includes 8-year-old girl from Issoo Achabal and a 56-year-old ISM Pharmacist, a resident of Tailwani Achabal who is presently posted at PHC Achabal and had 10 days ago developed some chest infection. The doctors had advised him to get tested and to remain quarantined at his home, sources said.
The other cases from the southern Kashmir district include 35-year-old woman from Bijbhera besides three females—aged 44, 47 and 60— and as many men—aged 38, 65 and 70—from Nowgam area, the sources said.
Bandipora cases include seven persons from Gund Jahangir—5-year-old girl, three men—aged 24, 25 and 30 besides three women 27-year-old, 50-year-old and a 60-year. The other case from the district is a 33-year-old woman of Wusun Goshbugh.
The Baramulla has seven cases and includes 26-year-old woman of Kakerhamam, 32-year-old man of Zandfaran Malpora, a 29-year-old policeman of Chijhama Rafiabad besides four members of a family –two females aged 24 and 28 besides two men—aged 21 and 23 of Malpora.
Srinagar district reported two fresh cases, one of them a 40-year-old pregnant woman and another is a 45-year-old shopkeeper, both residents 

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