21 more deaths, 1,218 new cases take J&K’s Covid tally to 69,832

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 1,218 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the toll of positive cases in the Union Territory to 69,832. The pandemic has claimed 21 more lives in the UT, pushing the death toll up to 1,105.

Of the total 69,832 cases, 43,718 are from Kashmir and 26,114 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 1,218 new cases, 576 belong to Kashmir division while 642 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 43,718 including 34,757 recoveries and 811 deaths.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 26,114 including 14,800 recoveries and 294 deaths.

They said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 19,170 including 8,150 from Kashmir division and 11,020 from Jammu division.

With 1,478 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in J&K has reached 49,557 which is 70.96 percent of the total cases and was over 78 percent over three weeks back.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 224 from Srinagar, 61 from Budgam, 64 from Baramulla, 51 from Pulwama, 36 from Anantnag, 26 from Bandipora, 31 from Kupwara, 53 from Ganderbal, 05 from Kulgam and 25 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 642 from Jammu division include 240 from Jammu, 44 from Rajouri, 60 from Udhampur,  39 from Kathua, 61 from Doda, 30 from Samba, 51 from Poonch, 48 from Ramban, 14 from Reasi and 55 from Kishtwar,” officials disclosed.

Pertinently, in the last 24 hours, 21 persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died which include ten from Kashmir division and 11 from Jammu division.

As per the daily information bulletin, 5,61,149 persons in J&K are under observation while 14,482 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 19,170 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 4,77,640 persons have completed surveillance period and 48,752 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 15,13,224 samples are available out of which 14,43,392 stand negative while 69,832 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 19,170 are active and 49,557 persons have recovered while 1,105 persons have died.

-ARK