J&K: 79 travelers among 470 new cases, tally at 18,390

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 470 fresh coronavirus cases including 79 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 18,390.

With 470 new cases, the tally of positive cases in J&K has reached 18,490 including 14,457 from Kashmir and 3933 from Jammu division.

Officials said that among 470 new cases, 309 belong to Kashmir while 161 are from Jammu. The total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 14,457 including 8282 recoveries, while the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached 3933 including 2120 recoveries. So far, 328 people have died in the UT, including 10 today.

They said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 7667 including 5877 from Kashmir and 1790 from Jammu. With 474 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 10,402 which is 56.56 percent of the total cases, which was over 63 percent a few days before.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 4133 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu- 3933.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 132 from Srinagar, 11 from Baramulla, 23 from Kulgam, 1 from Shopian, 53 from Anantnag, 6 from Kupwara, 38 from Pulwama, 23 from Budgam, 20 from Bandipora and 2 from Ganderbal in Kashmir while 161 from Jammu include 37 from district Jammu, 10 from Kathua, 20 from Rajouri, 15 from Udhampur, 15 from Ramban, 12 from Samba, 15 from Doda, 3 from Poonch, 23 from Kishtwar and 11 from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin, 3,57,927 persons in J&K are under observation while 45,645 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 7667 persons are in hospital isolation while 12 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 2,64,015 persons have completed the surveillance period and 40,267 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 5,92,482 samples are available out of which 574,092 stand negative while 18,390 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 7,667 are active, 10,402 have recovered.

-ARK