COVID-19: Record spike since pandemic outbreak in J&K; 1,251 fresh cases

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded the highest ever spike in Covid positive cases since the pandemic outbreak as 1,251 people tested positive for the deadly contagion including 86 travelers, taking the total number of cases to 42,241 in the Union Territory.

Of the total 42,241 cases, 31,091 are from Kashmir division and 11,150 from Jammu division.

Officials said that among 1,251 new cases, 512 belong to Kashmir division while 739 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 31,091  including 24,840 recoveries while the total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached 11,150 including 7,084 recoveries and 91 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 9,547 including 5,572 from Kashmir division and 3,975 from Jammu division.

With 489 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 31,924 which is 75.57 per cent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 181 from Srinagar, 51 from Baramulla, 40 from Pulwama, 69 from Budgam, 35 from Anantnag, 12 from Bandipora, 54 from Kupwara, 03 from Kulgam, 04 from Shopian and 63 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 739 from Jammu division include 520 from Jammu, 22 from Rajouri, 27 from Kuthua, 72 from Udhampur, 23 from Samba, 19 from Ramban, 27 from Doda, 11 from Poonch, 02 from Reasi and 16 from Kishtiwar,” officials disclosed.

As per the officials figures, 9,985 positive cases including 233 deaths and 8,352 recoveries are from Srinagar, 2,988 including 104 deaths and 2,352 recoveries are from Baramulla, 2,807 including 2,278 recoveries and 56 deaths are from Pulwama, 2,797 including 2,036 recoveries and 64 deaths are from Budgam, 2,499 including 52 deaths and 1,945 recoveries are from Anantnag, 2,330 including 1,615 recoveries and 26 deaths are from Bandipora, 2,289 cases including 1,596 and 54 deaths are from Kupwara, 1,986 including 1,825 recoveries and 37 deaths are from Kulgam, 1,739 including 1,611 recoveries and 28 deaths are from Shopian and 1,671 including 1,230 recoveries and 25 deaths are from Ganderbal.

In Jammu division, 4,902 including 2,279 recoveries and 59 deaths are from Jammu district, 989 including 797 recoveries and 05 deaths are from Rajouri, 1,039 including 756 recoveries and 08 deaths are from Kuthua, 981 including 734 recoveries and 04 deaths are from Udhampur, 800 including 572 recoveries and 03 deaths are from Samba, 692 including 648 recoveries and 01 death are from Ramban, 493 including 370 recoveries and 05 deaths are from Doda, 480 including 369 recoveries and 05 deaths are from Poonch, 439 including 338 recoveries are from Reasi and 335 including 208 recoveries and 01 death are from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 4,76,330 people in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 43,668 people have been kept under home quarantine, besides that 9,547 people are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 3,73,511 people have completed surveillance period and 48,834 people are under home surveillance. So far, results of 1,051,826 samples have been made available.

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