MIRPUR (AJK)              -          At least 32 more coronavirus suspects tested positive and were hospitalized in various parts of Azad Jammu Kashmir  during last 24 hours raising tally to 1564 on Saturday, state health authorities said.

The State Health Services authorities confirmed the registration of 32  new cases in AJK – which include 08 each in Muzaffarabad and  Mirpur, 03 in Kotli, 13 in Bhimbher districts.

After one more  ill-fated person died of the pandemic in Kotli district, the number of casualties following the pandemic rose to 42 on Friday. A total of 43 persons died of the pandemic across AJK  include 16 in Muzaffarabad, 05  in Kotli district, 05 in Mirpur. 04 in  Bagh and 03  in  Rawalakot 08 in Bhimbher and  02 in Palandri district.

Among a total of  579 patients tested positive, 492 housed in various home  isolation outside their respective districts  and rest of 87  patients admitted in various  state-run  hospital  in different parts of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. A  total of  375  new cases suspected of the pandemic, were tested in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir on Saturday.

According to the Health Authorities a total of 19637 suspected cases from various parts of the State  were sent for test,  of which  the results of  19585 had been received with a total of 1564 positive cases across the State so far.

A total of 58 Quarantine centers are constantly engaged in serving the pandemic-hit suspects for their recovery in all ten districts of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.