Covid-19: J&K cases cross 10,000-mark as 268 more test positive

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today crossed the 10,000-mark in the total number of coronavirus cases as 268 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

Officials said that among the new cases, 68 were tested positive at SKIMS, 12 at JVC Bemina and rest at other hospitals. “The new cases include five soldiers and six CRPF personnel. Total positive cases in J&K have crossed 10,000 mark,” they said.

Among 268 new cases, 181 belong to Kashmir division while 87 are from Jammu division, officials said, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 7,985 including 4,427 recoveries and 153 deaths while the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 2,181 including 1,468 recoveries and 16 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir stand at 4,092 including 3,395 from Kashmir division and 697 from Jammu division.

With 109 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in J&K has reached 5,895 which is 58.04 percent of the total cases which was over 63 percent a few days before.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 67 from Srinagar, 23 from Kulgam, 37 from Baramulla, 01 from Shopian, 06 from Anantnag, 37 from Kupwara, 05 from Pulwama, 04 from Budgam and 01 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 87 from Jammu division include 21 from Jammu, 03 from Udhampur, 20 from Kuthua, 06 from Samba, 03 from Poonch, 29 from Rajouri, 04 from Reasi and one from Kishtiwar.

As per the official figures, 1,611 positive cases including 42 deaths and 494 recoveries are from Srinagar, 1,288 including 32 deaths and 513 recoveries are from Baramulla, 987 including 656 recoveries and 18 deaths are from Kulgam, 888 including 16 deaths and 674 recoveries are from Shopian, 781 including 14 deaths and 592 recoveries are from Anantnag, 746 including 473 recoveries and 10 deaths are from Kupwara, 645 including 343 recoveries and 05 deaths are from Pulwama, 532 including 307 recoveries and 12 deaths are from Budgam, 336 including 289 recoveries and 03 deaths are from Bandipora, 161 including 86 recoveries and 02 death are from are from Ganderbal.

In Jammu division, 473 including 329 recoveries and 09 deaths are from Jammu district, 301 including 247 recoveries and 01 death are from Udhampur, 292 including 210 recoveries and 01 death are from Kathua, 254 including 206 recoveries are from Ramban, 269 including 88 recoveries and 01 death is from Rajouri, 224 including 137 recoveries and 01 death are from Samba, 142 including 01 death and 119 recoveries are from Poonch, 124 including 68 recoveries and 02 deaths are from Doda, 57 including 39 recoveries are from Reasi and 45 including 25 recoveries are from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 3,11,254 people in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 38,650 people have been kept under home quarantine. 4,092 people are in hospital isolation while 36 people are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 2,23,151 people have completed surveillance period and 45,156 people are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 4,45,169 samples have been made available.

-CHK