3 more test positive for coronavirus in Jammu, UP, Delhi; count rises to 43

The Jammu woman who tested positive had a travel history to Iran

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A 63-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, making her the first confirmed case in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. 

The woman, who had a travel history to Iran, was among two patients who were declared "high viral load cases" by the administration on the weekend. They are undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital and are in a stable condition, the officials said. 

"The test report of the woman patient is positive, while the report of the other patient is still awaited," a Health Department official said. 

According to health ministry officials, two more people—one from Meerut in UP and another from Delhi—also tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, taking the infection tally in India to 43. While the Delhi patient had travelled to Italy, the patient in Meerut was found through contact tracing after he interacted with six persons who were found coronavirus positive in Agra.

A total of 8,74,708 international passengers from 8,255 flights have been screened at airports till now with 1,921 passengers identified as symptomatic. 177 of them have been hospitalsed. 33,599 passengers are under observation. 21,867 passengers have completed their observation period. 

More details awaited

-with PTI inputs

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