Covid-19: J&K records another death, tally reaches 1,569

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today witnessed one more death due to coronavirus while 80 more people including a senior doctor and a pregnant woman were tested positive, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 1,569.

Officials said that the deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO) was posted in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district was tested positive for coronavirus infection.

The total number of Covid-19 deaths in J&K now stands at 21 of which 19 were reported in Kashmir and two in the Jammu region.

The deceased Covid victim, aged 55, hailed from Uranhal area of South Kashmir.

Among the 80 new cases, 59 belong to Kashmir division while 21 are from Jammu division, the officials said. They said that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached 1,330 including 702 recoveries and 19 deaths while the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 239 including 72 recoveries and 2 deaths.

Cases tested positive in J&K today include 6 from Anantnag, 5 from Kulgam,3 from Srinagar,1 from Bandipora,4 from Baramulla, 36 from Kupwara  and 4 from Pulwama in Kashmir division while 21 reported cases were reported from Jammu region which includes 4  from Jammu, 1 from Kathua, 14 from Ramban, and one each from Kishtiwar and Poonch.

As per the official figures, 272 positive cases including 4 deaths and 109 recoveries are from Anantnag, 179 including 6 deaths and 119 recoveries are from Srinagar, 198 including 2 deaths and 12 recoveries are from Kulgam, 139 including 1 death and 129 recoveries are from Bandipora, 136 including 98 recoveries and 4 deaths are from Baramulla, 127 including 106 recoveries are from Shopian,  164 including 70 recoveries are from Kupwara, 63 including 35 recoveries and 2 deaths are from Budgam, 27 including 15 recoveries are from Ganderbal and 25 including 9 recoveries are from Pulwama.

In Jammu division, 72 positive cases including 31 recoveries and 1 death are from Jammu district , 41 including 6 recoveries are from Kathua, 33 including 1 death and 21 recoveries are from Udhampur, 44 including 1 recovery are from Ramban, 20 including 7 recoveries from Samba, 10 including 4 recoveries from Rajouri, 6 from Poonch and 4 with 1 recovery in Reasi, 8 from Kishtwar including 1 recovery and 1 from Doda.

As per the daily information bulletin, 1, 30,197 people in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 32,056 people have been kept under home quarantine. In addition to this, 774 people are in hospital isolation while 74 people are placed under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 70,586 people have completed surveillance the period and 26,686  people have been placed under home surveillance. Besides that, so far results of 1,24,074 samples are made available.

Out of 1,24,047 samples, the number of samples tested negative stands at 1,22,505 while 1,569  have tested positive.