Jammu woman tests positive for coronavirus after giving birth to baby

Srinagar: A day after giving birth to a baby at Sri Maharaja Gulab Singh (SMGS) hospital in Jammu, a woman from Akhnoor has tested positive for novel coronavirus, sending alarm bells ringing in the entire winter capital of the erstwhile State.

This is the J&K’s first case of a COVID-19 positive patient giving birth and it has led to panic in the entire Jammu city.

Sources said that the sample of the baby has been taken and results are awaited. “Both the woman, a resident of Akhnoor Jammu, and baby are healthy but the woman’s tests returning positive for the coronavirus has created panic. The hospital has many patients and this is reason why everybody is alarmed,” a senior official said.

She was among seventeen fresh cases of novel coronavirus reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the number of infected persons in the Jammu and Kashmir to 224.

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