J&K: 4 pregnant women, 3 SSB personnel among 240 new cases; tally 9,501

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 240 fresh Covid-19 cases including four pregnant women and three Sahastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel, taking the tally in the UT to 9501.

Officials said that among new cases, which were detected in J&K, 60 were tested positive at SKIMS, 14 at JVC Bemina and rest at other hospitals. “The new cases include four pregnant women and three SSB personnel,” they said.

Among 240 new cases, 185 belong to Kashmir division while 55 are from Jammu division, officials said, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 7504 including 4276 recoveries and 140 deaths while the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached to 1997 including 1419 recoveries and 14 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in the UT is 3652 including 3088 from Kashmir and 564 from Jammu.

With 128 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 5695 which is 59.94 percent of the total cases which was over 63 percent a few days before.

The new cases tested positive in J&K include 58 from Srinagar, 2 from Kulgam, 37 from Baramulla, 7 from Shopian, 8 from Anantnag, 32 from Kupwara, 04 from Pulwama, 18 from Budgam, 05 from Bandipora and 14 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 55 from Jammu division include 12 from Jammu, 04 from Kuthua, 09 from Samba, 05 from Poonch, 18 from Rajouri, 03 from Doda and 04 from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 306,434 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 38939 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 3652 persons are in hospital isolation while 44 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 217,932 persons have completed the surveillance period and 45,713 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 429,787 samples are available out of which 420,286 tested negative while 9501 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 3652 are active and 5695 persons have recovered while 154 persons have died.