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Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir LIVE Updates | Most prisoners of Jammu jail who tested COVID-19 positive have recovered: Official
Seventy-two of the 80 prisoners of the district jail here in Amphalla, who had tested COVID-19 positive over a fortnight ago, have recovered, an official said on Monday as authorities started retesting inmates and staff for the coronavirus. With 83 positive cases 80 prisoners and three staff members the jail had the highest number of COVID-19 cases among prisons in the Jammu region of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
It was followed by 51 positive cases in Kathua district jail, 50 in Rajouri district jail, 24 in Bhaderwah jail in Doda district and four in the Central Jail in Kot Bhalwal in Jammu. “Out of the 80 prisoners, who tested positive for COVID-19 over a fortnight back, 72 have been cured after successful treatment,” Jammu District Jail Superintendent Mirza Saleem Ahmad Beig told PTI.