4 more coronavirus suspects admitted to Srinagar hospitals

2,478 persons under surveillance in J&K; 2,095 under home quarantine

SRINAGAR: Four persons with suspected Coronavirus-like symptoms were admitted to the isolation wards of two Srinagar hospitals on Monday.
Samples of these patients have been collected and their reports are likely to be received on Tuesday.
Three of these patients had returned from Saudi Arabia while the fourth has a travel history to Pakistan.
Their throat swab samples have been sent to the virology labs of SKIMS Soura and GMC Srinagar.
Medical Superintendent of Chest Diseases Hospital, Dr Saleem Tak, told Kashmir Reader that two patients were admitted to the hospital today after detailed examination.
“Both the patients have a travel history to Saudi Arabia. They had returned recently from Umrah pilgrimage,” he said.
The remaining two patients were today admitted to the isolation ward of SKIMS Soura after being referred from the district hospitals.
“They were showing symptoms of Coronavirus but we will receive the confirmation tomorrow from the test reports by our virology lab,” said Dr Farooq A Jan, Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Soura.
The government on Monday informed that 176 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period and, so far, only two cases have been tested positive in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 2,478 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance while as 2,095 persons are under home quarantine.
Persons who are in hospital quarantine stand at 29 while 178 persons are under home surveillance.
Further, the Bulletin said that 106 samples have been sent for testing, of which 98 tested as negative and only two cases have tested positive while s reports of six cases are awaited.
The government has issued a slew of precautions for persons who have returned from Covid-19 affected countries or have been in contact with a person suspected/ confirmed with Covid-19, asking them to stay at home and isolate themselves from family members for 14 days.

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