First coronavirus case confirmed in Jammu; 63-year-old woman with history of travelling to Iran undergoing treatment in isolation ward, says health official

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

Press Trust of India March 09, 2020 13:47:28 IST
First coronavirus case confirmed in Jammu; 63-year-old woman with history of travelling to Iran undergoing treatment in isolation ward, says health official
  • 63-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu, making her the first confirmed case in Jammu and Kashmir

  • The woman had a travel history to Iran

  • She is undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of Government Medical College hospital

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

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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.

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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.

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