Another spike of 1,686 Covid cases take J&K’s tally to 54,096

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded yet another spike of 1,686 positive cases of the deadly virus, including 116 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 54,096.

Of the total 54,096 cases, 36,708 are from Kashmir and 17,388 from the Jammu division. Officials said that among 1,686 new cases, 811 belong to the Kashmir division while 875 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 36,708 including 27,798 recoveries. The total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 17,388 including 7,939 recoveries and 151 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 17,481 including 8,183 from Kashmir division and 9,298 from Jammu division.

With 452 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 35,737 which is 66.06 percent of the total cases which was over 78 percent few day before.

Notably, first time since covid-19 outbreak, active cases have reached over 17,000 in J&K and active cases in Jammu division are more than recovered cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 185 from Srinagar, 158 from Budgam, 79 from Baramulla, 44 from Pulwama, 47 from Anantnag, 62 from Kupwara, 128 from Bandipora, 22 from Kulgam, 78 from Ganderbal and 08 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 875 from Jammu division include 405 from Jammu, 56 from Udhampur, 70 from Rajouri, 48 from Kathua, 29 from Samba, 79 from Poonch, 31 from Ramban, 94 from Doda, 18 from Reasi and 45 from Kishtwar,” as per the daily Covid bulletin.

As per the daily information bulletin, 5,23,018 persons in J&K are under observation while 41,945 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 17,481 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 4,08,435 persons have completed surveillance period and 54,279 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 12,31,698 samples are available out of which 1,177,602 tested negative while 52,410 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 17,481 are active and 36,708 persons have recovered.

-ARK