1,329 fresh Covid cases, 19 deaths take J&K’s tally to 56,654

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 1,329 fresh Covid-19 cases, while 19 people lost their lives due to the deadly virus in the Union Territory, taking the overall tally to 56,654.

The Covid-19 death toll in the UT has climbed to 914.

Of the total 56,654 cases, 37,688 are from Kashmir and 18,966 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 1,329 new cases, 558 belong to Kashmir division while 741 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 37,688 including 28,678 recoveries and 740 deaths.

On the other hand, the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached to 18,966 including 8,384 recoveries and 174 deaths.

The UT health officials said that total number of active cases in J&K is 18,678 including 8,270 from Kashmir division and 10,408 from Jammu division.

With 681 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 37,062 which is 65.41 percent of the total cases which was over 78 per cent few day before.

Interestingly, first time since Covid-19 outbreak, active cases have reached over 18,500 in J&K and active cases in Jammu division are more than recovered cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 148 from Srinagar, 1277 from Budgam, 20 from Baramulla, 70 from Pulwama, 57 from Anantnag, 43 from Kupwara, 38 from Bandipora, 15 from Kulgam, 59 from Ganderbal and 11 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 837 from Jammu division include 254 from Jammu, 51 from Udhampur, 105 from Rajouri, 62 from Kathua, 31 from Samba, 38 from Poonch, 26 from Ramban, 114 from Doda, 15 from Reasi and 45 from Kishtwar,” as per the daily Covid bulletin.

Meanwhile, 19 persons who were tested positive for Covid-19 have died which include 5 from Kashmir division and 14 from Jammu division. As per media bulletin, patients who have died include 3 from Srinagar and one each from Baramulla and Kupwara in Kashmir division while 14 from Jammu division include seven from Jammu district, two each from Udhampur, Ramban and Doda and one from Kathua.

As per the daily bulletin, 5,27,802 persons in J&K are under observation while 34,530 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 18,678 persons are in isolation.

Apart from that, 4,13,382 persons have completed surveillance period and 60,298 persons are under home surveillance. So far, results of 12,70,310 samples are available.

Out of 12,70,310 total samples, 12,13,656 have tested negative while 56,654 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 18,678 are active and 37,688 persons have recovered.

-ARK