Covid-19 cases surpass 8,000 mark in J&K with 170 fresh cases

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): The total number of confirmed Covid-19 positive cases today crossed 8,000 mark in Jammu and Kashmir as 170 fresh cases were reported including 10 Beacon men, four CRPF personnel and four minors.

Officials said that among new cases that were detected in J&K, 61 were tested positive at SKIMS, 11 at JVC Bemina and rest at other hospitals. “The total number of Covid positive cases has crossed 8,000. The new 170 cases include 10 Beacon men, four CRPF personnel, a doctor and four minors,” they said.

Among the 170 new cases, 128 belong to Kashmir division while 42 are from Jammu division, officials said, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 6,327 including 3,721 recoveries and 105 deaths while the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached 1,692 including 1,254 recoveries and 14 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in the UT is 2,825 including 2,401 from Kashmir and 424 from Jammu.

With 101 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in J&K has reached 5,075 which is 63.28 percent of the total cases.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 41 from Srinagar, 5 from Kulgam, 21 from Baramulla, 1 from Shopian, 21 from Anantnag, 24 from Kupwara, 5 from Budgam, 2 from Bandipora and 8 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while 42 from Jammu include 13 from Jammu and two from Udhampur, 10 from Kathua, 6 from Samba, 3 each from Ramban, Doda and Rajouri and 2 from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 2,90,760 persons in J&K are under observation while 40,929 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 2,825 persons are in hospital isolation while 39 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 2,02,112 persons have completed the surveillance period and 44,736 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 3,85,501 samples are available out of which 3,77,482 stand negative while 8,019 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 2,825 are active and 5,075 persons have recovered while 120 have died.