18 more deaths, 1,081 fresh cases take J&K’s Covid tally to 74,095

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): The deadly coronavirus today claimed 18 more lives in J&K, taking the death toll to 1164, while 1,081 more people were diagnosed with the virus, taking the total number of positive cases in the UT to 74,095.

Of the total cases, 45,392 are from Kashmir and 28,703 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 1,081 new cases, 441 belong to Kashmir division while 640 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 45,392 including 37,320 recoveries and 833 deaths.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached to 28,703 including 18,197 recoveries and 331 deaths.

They said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 17,414 including 7,239 from Kashmir division and 10,175 from Jammu division. With 1,250 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in J&K has reached 55,517 which is 74.92 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 222 from Srinagar, 29 from Budgam, 62 from Baramulla, 24 from A Pulwama, 11 from Anantnag, 22 from Bandipora, 36 from Kupwara, 24 from Ganderbal, 07 from Kulgam and 04 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 640 from Jammu division include 313 from Jammu, 61 from Rajouri, 49 from Udhampur, 29 from Kathua, 34 from Doda, 44 from Samba, 21 from Poonch, 28 from Ramban, 15 from Reasi and 46 from Kishtwar,” officials said.

Interestingly, in the last 24 hours, 18 persons who were tested positive for the deadly virus have died, which include seven from Kashmir division and 11 from Jammu division.

As per the daily media bulletin, patients who have died include two each from Srinagar and Baramulla and one each from Budgam, Anantnag and Kupwara in Kashmir division while 11 from Jammu division include six from Jammu district, three from Udhampur and one each from Rajouri and Ramban.

As per the daily information bulletin, 5,73,200 persons in J&K are under observation while 14,281 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 17,414 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 4,88,289 persons have completed surveillance period and 52,052 persons are under home surveillance.

So far results of 16,00,606 samples are available out of which 15,26,511 stand negative while 74,095 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 17,414 are active, 55,517 persons have recovered and 1,164 persons have died.

-ARK