11 more deaths, 878 fresh Covid cases take J&K’s tally to 79,106

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 11 Covid-19 related fatalities, taking the death toll due to pandemic in the Union Territory to 1,242 while 878 fresh positive cases took the overall tally to 79,106.

Of the total confirmed cases, 47,493 are from Kashmir and 31,613 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 878 new cases, 422 belong to Kashmir while 456 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 47,493 including 39,983 recoveries and 860 deaths.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 31,613 including 22,421 recoveries and 382 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 15,460 including 6,650 from Kashmir division and 8,810 from Jammu division.

With 1,053 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 62,404 which is 78.88 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 156 from Srinagar, 53 from Budgam, 52 from Baramulla, 17 from Pulwama, 12 from Kupwara, 30 from Anantnag, 54 from Bandipora, 33 from Ganderbal, 06 from Kulgam and 09 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 456 from Jammu division include 252 from Jammu, 35 from Rajouri, 27 from Udhampur, 14 from Doda, 21 from Kuthua, 17 from Poonch, 22 from Samba, 08 from Ramban, 49 from Kishtwar, and 11 from Reasi,” officials said.

Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, 11 persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died which include five from Kashmir division and six from Jammu division.

As per media bulletin, patients who have died include two from Srinagar and one each from Budgam, Anantnag and Bandipora in Kashmir division while six from Jammu division include three from Jammu district and one each Rajouri, Udhampur and Kathua.

As per the daily information bulletin, 5,91,771 persons in J&K are under observation while 22,258 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 15,460 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 5,04,510 persons have completed surveillance period and 48,301 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 17,07,503 samples are available out of which 1,628,397 tested negative while 79,106 have tested positive. Among the positive cases, 15,460 are active, 62,404 persons have recovered and 1,242 persons have died.