J&K: 4 travelers from Pakistan, 6-day-old baby among 144 new cases

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today witnessed 144 fresh Covid positive cases including four Kashmiris with travel history from Pakistan and a six-day-old baby, taking the UT’s tally to 7,237.

Officials said that among the 144 new cases, 67 were tested positive at SKIMS, 8 at JVC Bemina, 22 at CD hospital and rest at other hospitals. “Among the new cases were four Kashmiri travelers, who had a history of travel to Pakistan. A six-day-old baby is also among fresh positive cases,” they said.

Among the new cases, 99 belong to Kashmir division while 45 are from Jammu division, officials said. They said that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 5658 including 3449 recoveries and 85 deaths while the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached 1579 including 1136 recoveries and 11 deaths.

They said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 2557 including 2125 from the Kashmir division and 432 from the Jammu division. With 269 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 4585 which is 63.35 percent of the total cases.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 1 from Kulgam, 17 from Srinagar, 18 from Shopian, 10 from Baramulla, 15 from Anantnag, 2 from Kupwara, 2 from Bandipora, 4 from Budgam, 29 from Pulwama and 1 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while 45 from Jammu include 3 each from Jammu, Udhampur and Doda, 13 from Kathua, 8 from Samba, 2 from Poonch, 7 from Rajouri, 5 from Reasi and one from Ramban.

As per officials figures, 891 positive cases including 22 deaths and 265 recoveries are from Srinagar, 816 including 15 deaths and 381 recoveries are from Baramulla, 767 including 583 recoveries and 13 deaths are from Kulgam, 750 including 11 deaths and 545 recoveries are from Shopian, 650 including 7 deaths and 543 recoveries are from Anantnag, 536 including 391 recoveries and 05 deaths are from Kupwara, 469 including  207 recoveries and 4 deaths are from Pulwama, 397 including 216 recoveries and 7 deaths are from Budgam, 291 including 255 recoveries and 1 death are from Bandipora, 91 including 62 recoveries are from Ganderbal.

In Jammu, 336 including 278 recoveries and 7 deaths are from Jammu district, 272 including 172 recoveries and 01 death are from Udhampur, 217 including 182 recoveries are from Ramban, 226 including 156 recoveries are from Kathua, 144 including 86 recoveries from Samba, 123 including 99 recoveries and 01 death are from Poonch, 111 including 01 death and 69 recoveries are from Rajouri, 77 including 57 recoveries and 01 death are from Doda, 45 including 26 recoveries are from Reasi and 27 including 20 recoveries are from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 278,689 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 40,312 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 2557 persons are in hospital isolation while 34 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 188,546 persons have completed surveillance period and 47,145 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 358,530 samples are available out of which 3,51,293 have tested negative while 7237 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 2557 are active, 4585 have recovered and 96 have died.