1,592 fresh Covid cases take J&K’s tally to 49,134 

 Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded yet another spike of 1,592 coronavirus cases, including 112 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 49,134.

Today’s spurt comes a day after over 1,600 positive cases were reported, the highest single day rise in the UT. Of the total cases, 34,267 are from Kashmir and 14,867 from Jammu division.

Officials said that among 1,592 new cases, 822 belong to Kashmir division while 770 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 34,267 including 26,778 recoveries. On the other hand, the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 14,867 including 7,437 recoveries and 131 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 14,074 including 6,775 from Kashmir division and 7,299 from Jammu division. With 344 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 34,215 which is 69.57 percent of the total cases which was over 78 percent a few day before.

Notably, first time since the Covid-19 outbreak, active cases has reached over 14,000 in J&K.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 218 from Srinagar, 75 from Baramulla, 68 from Pulwama, 190 from Budgam, 49 from Anantnag, 56 from Bandipora, 85 from Kupwara, 15 from Kulgam, 02 from Shopian and 64 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 770 from Jammu division include  421 from Jammu, 48 from Rajouri, 47 from Kathua, 28 from Udhampur, 35 from Samba, 08 from Ramban, 31 from Doda, 78 from Poonch, 28 from Reasi and 46 from Kishtwar,” officials disclosed.

As per the daily information bulletin, 5,05,236 persons in the UT are under observation while 44,022 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides, 14,074 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 3,94,169 persons have completed surveillance period and 52,126 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 11,52,563 samples are available out of which 1,103,429 tested negative while 49,134 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 14,074 are active and 34,215 persons have recovered.  

-ARK