Srinagar: At least 40 paramilitary forces personnel were among 227 new COVID-19 infections reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the total number of the cases in J&K to 8246.
Giving the district-wise details, sources told GNS that 57 were reported from Baramulla, 46 from Shopian, 33 from Srinagar, 26 from Budgam, 17 from Pulwama, 12 from Jammu, 10 from Samba, 2 from Kulgam, 7 from Kupwara, 5 from Bandipora, 4 each from Anantnag and Rajouri, 2 from Udhampur and 1 each from Poonch and Doda.
Sources said that among the cases besides 40 CRPF and BSF include a policeman from Police Station Shopian and five pregnant women.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura, told GNS that out of the 1883 samples processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, 85 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told among them 40 are from CRPF Battalions, 14 from Pulwama, 13 from Shopian, 6 from Srinagar, 3 from Baramulla, 2 each from Anantnag, Kulgam, Bandipora and Rajouri besides 1 from Kupwara.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told GNS that out of 395 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 37 tested positive for COVID-19 and includes 26 from Budgam and 11 from Srinagar. The other cases were confirmed at CD and Jammu labs. GNS