COVID-19: J&K records 523 fresh cases, tally at 17,305

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today witnessed yet another spike as 523 fresh coronavirus cases, including 88 travelers, were reported taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 17,305.

Officials said that among the 523 new cases, 367 belong to Kashmir division while 156 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 13.669 including 7,550 recoveries while the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 3,636 including 1,967 recoveries and 22 deaths.

Officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 7,483 including 5,836 from Kashmir division and 1,647 from Jammu division.

With 300 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 9,517 which is 54.99 percent of the total cases which was over 63 percent a few days before.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 3,793 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 145 from Srinagar, 18 from Baramulla, 06 from Kulgam, 11 from Shopian, 20 from Anantnag, 10 from Kupwara, 62 from Pulwama, 56 from Budgam, 30 from Bandipora and 09 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 156 from Jammu division include 66 from Jammu, 27 from Kuthua, 16 from Rajouri, 02 from Udhampur, 09 from Ramban, 02 from Samba, 18 from Doda, 04 from Poonch, 10 from Kishtwar and 02 from Reasi.

As per the officials figures, in Kashmir division, 3,793 positive cases including 86 deaths and 1,518 recoveries are from Srinagar, 1,758 including 63 deaths and 1,109 recoveries are from Baramulla, 1,443 including 916 recoveries and 26 deaths are from Kulgam, 1,363 including 20 deaths and 886 recoveries are from Shopian, 1,151 including 21 deaths and 728 recoveries are from Anantnag, 1,018 including 644 recoveries and 16 deaths are from Kupwara, 1,194 including 594 recoveries and 16 deaths are from Pulwama, 1,040 including 611 recoveries and 21 deaths are from Budgam, 591 including 396 recoveries and 08 deaths are from Bandipora and 318 including 149 recoveries and 06 death are from Ganderbal.

In Jammu division, 823 including 482 recoveries and 14 deaths are from Jammu district, 460 including 298 recoveries and 01 death are from Kathua, 524 including 123 recoveries and 02 death are from Rajouri, 388 including 299 recoveries and 01 death are from Udhampur, 472 including 240 recoveries are from Ramban, 364 including 202 recoveries and 01 death are from Samba, 228 including 109 recoveries and 02 deaths are from Doda, 170 including 135 recoveries and 01 death is from Poonch, 106 including 34 recoveries are from Kishtwar and 101 including 45 recoveries are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin, 3,50,946 people in Jammu and Kashmir are placed under observation while 43,332 people have been kept under home quarantine. 7,483 people are in hospital isolation while 12 people are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 2,58,962 people have completed surveillance period and 40,852 people are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 5,70,508 samples have been made available.

-CHK