J&K: Highest single-day spike in Covid cases takes UT’s tally to 40k

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today witnessed highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases as 1,079 tested positive for the deadly virus with Jammu division alone registering 622 cases— first ever spurt of cases in the region since the pandemic outbreak in the Union Territory.

With this, the total number of cases in J&K has reached 39,943 cases- 30,025 from Kashmir and 9,918 from Jammu division.

The UT health officials said that out of 1,079 new cases, 457 belong to Kashmir division while 622 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 30,025 including 23,929 recoveries.

On the other hand, the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 9,918 including 6,830 recoveries and 78 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in J&K is 8,441 including 5,431 from Kashmir division and 3,010 from Jammu division.

With 680 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 30,759 which is 77.007 percent of the total cases, they said.

Pertinently, first time since the Covid-19 outbreak, Jammu division has reported more cases than Kashmir division in a single-day rise.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 139 from Srinagar, 14 from Baramulla, 33 from Pulwama, 63 from Budgam, 27 from Anantnag, 49 from Bandipora, 30 from Kupwara, 17 from Kulgam, 28 from Shopian and 57 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 622 from Jammu division include 484 from Jammu, 15 from Rajouri, 21 from Kathua, 16 from Udhampur, 26 from Samba, 06 from Ramban, 14 from Doda, 08 from Poonch, 10 from Reasi and 22 from Kishtwar,” as per the daily Covid bulletin.

Apart from that, 4,69,980 persons in the UT are under observation while 45,703 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 8,441 persons are in isolation.

According to the health bulletin, 3,68,449 persons have completed surveillance period and 46,644 persons are under home surveillance

So far, results of 10,12,892 samples are available out of which 9,72,949 tested negative while 39,943 have tested positive. Among positive cases 8,441 are active and 30,759 have recovered.