Bandipora, 21 Apr 2020
Bandipora district in J&K has emerged as the Valley’s hotspot for the novel coronavirus cases, with the count touching 91 on Monday, forcing the authorities to carry out rapid antigen tests (RAT).
A government spokesman said 18 cases tested positive in the Kashmir division taking the number to 368.
“Bandipora has 91 positive cases, the highest in the UT, followed by Srinagar with 79,” the official said.
Bandipora’s Hajin tehsil is the worst affected after the mysterious death of Ghulam Nabi Mir, 54, was reported on April 7. With no travel history or contact with a positive case, the fruit dealer died just within a day of his admission at the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital here.