J&K: Highest ever single-day spike as 751 test positive, tally at 14,650

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded the highest ever single-day spike in Covid-19 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in March this year as 751 cases tested positive, taking the tally in the Union Territory to 14,650.

The new cases include 164 travelers, 50 CRPF men and 16 Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) employees. Among 751 new cases, 511 belong to Kashmir division while 240 are from Jammu division, officials said, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 11,623 including 6474 recoveries and 234 deaths while the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached 3027, including 1800 recoveries and 20 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in the UT is 6122 including 4915 from Kashmir and 1207 from Jammu.

With 463 more recoveries, the total recoveries in J&K has reached 8274 which is 56.47 percent of the total cases, which was over 63 percent a few days before.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 3070 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu where total cases are 3027.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 171 from Srinagar, 40 from Baramulla, 62 from Shopian, 11 from Anantnag, 03 from Kupwara, 111 from Pulwama, 94 from Budgam, 09 from Bandipora and 10 from Ganderbal in Kashmir while 240 from Jammu division include 12 from Jammu, 13 from Kathua, 23 from Rajouri, 33 from Udhampur, 90 from Ramban, 02 from Samba, 32 from Doda, 01 from Poonch and 12 from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin, 3,31,954 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 37,885 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 6122 persons are in hospital isolation while 13 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 2,44,948 persons have completed surveillance period and 42,732 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 5,18,029 samples are available out of which 503,379 stand negative, while 14,650 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 6122 are active and 8274 persons have recovered while 254 persons have died.