22 more deaths, 1,104 fresh cases take J&K’s Covid tally to 68,614

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 1,104 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the tally of positive cases to 68,614 in the Union Territory to 68,614. 22 more Covid deaths have taken the toll to 1,084 in the UT.       

Of the total total cases, 43,142 are from Kashmir and 25,472 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 1,104 new cases, 480 belong to Kashmir division while 624 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 43,142 including 34,084 recoveries and 801 deaths.

On the other hand the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 25,472 including 139,95 recoveries and 283 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in the UT is 19,451 including 8,257 from Kashmir division and 11,194 from Jammu division.

With 1,549 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in J&K has reached 48,079 which is 70.07 percent of the total cases and was over 78 percent over two weeks back.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 194 from Srinagar, 49 from Budgam, 72 from Baramulla, 33 from Pulwama, 24 from Anantnag, 20 from Bandipora, 42 from Kupwara, 28 from Ganderbal, 11 from Kulgam and 07 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 624 from Jammu division include 242 from Jammu, 49 from Rajouri, 49 from Udhampur,  36 from Kathua, 54 from Doda, 37 from Samba, 44 from Poonch, 38 from Ramban, 36 from Reasi and 39 from Kishtwar,” officials disclosed.

Notably, in the last 24 hours, 22 persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died which include eight from Kashmir division and 14 from Jammu division.

As per the media bulletin, patients who have died include five from Srinagar and three from Baramula in Kashmir division while as 16 from Jammu division include  eight from Jammu district, two each from Rajouri, Kuthua and Samba.

As per the daily bulletin, 5,58,098 persons in J&K are under observation while 15,800 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 19,451 persons are in isolation.

Apart from that, 4,67,177 persons have completed surveillance period and 54,586 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 14,87,962 samples are available out of which 14,19,348 stand negative while 68,614 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 19,451 are active, 48,079 persons have recovered and 1084 persons have died.

-ARK