MIRPUR - In Azad Jammu Kashmir, 43 new positive cases of coronavirus emerged in various parts of the State, during last 24 hours in raising the total number of the positive cases to 647 on Sunday, it was officially said.

The official statement released to the media here Sunday  evening on the updated situation of pandemic in AJK by the State Health Services authorities confirmed the registration of 43 new cases in AJK – which include 30 registered  in Muzaffarabad district, 5 in Bhimbher, 4 in Kotli and 2 each in Bagh and Palandri  . It may be added that the pandemic has so far claimed  12  lives in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir which include 7 in Muzaffarabad district, 2 in Mirpur district and one each in Bhimbher,  Palandri and Rawalakot districts.

 At present a total of  380 patients tested positive, were  receiving treatment in various state-controlled health facilities  and isolation centres at present in various parts of the AJK state.

At the same time, after the complete recovery 4 more patients were discharged from the health facilities at various parts of AJK on Sunday – raising the total number of the patients discharged so far across AJK to 254, the AJK Health authorities disclosed.

A total of 438 new cases suspected of the pandemic, were tested in entire Azad Jammu Kashmir on  Sunday.

According to the Health Authorities a total of 11,016 suspected cases from various parts of the State  were sent for test, of which  the results of 10963 had been received with 647 positive cases in the State.

Out of the total of 647 corona virus positive cases, 254 were fully recovered and discharged from different health facilities and the state-run  isolation centers  in various parts of the state by Sunday, the authorities said.

At the same time AJK Health authorities said in a statement late Sunday that a total of 9,935 persons were tested negative for COVID-19 while results of  53 cases are awaited which were scheduled to reach in a day or two next.

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