J&K: 60 CRPF men, 11 cops among 260 new Covid cases, tally at 7,497

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 260 fresh positive cases of Covid-19 that include 60 CRPF personnel, two Army soldiers and 11 cops, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the UT to 7,497.

Officials said that among the new cases, 139 were tested positive at SKIMS, 36 at JVC Bemina, 48 at CD hospital and the rest at other hospitals. “New cases include 60 CRPF personnel, two soldiers and 11 policemen,” they said.

Among the 260 new cases, 228 belong to Kashmir division while 32 are from Jammu division, officials said, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 5,886 including 3,564 recoveries and 89 deaths while the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached 1,611 including 1,158 recoveries and 12 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 2,674 including 2,233 from Kashmir and 441 from Jammu.

With 137 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 4,722 which is 62.98 percent of the total cases.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 46 from Srinagar, 64 from Kulgam, 44 from Baramulla, 19 from Shopian, 17 from Anantnag, 01 from Kupwara, 03 from Bandipora, 19 from Budgam, 14 from Pulwama and 01 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 32 from Jammu division include 12 from Jammu, 07 from Udhampur, 5 each from Kuthua and Ramban, one from Samba and two from Rajouri.

As per officials figures, 938 positive cases including 24 deaths and 320 recoveries are from Srinagar, 860 including 16 deaths and 381 recoveries are from Baramulla, 831 including 584 recoveries and 13 deaths are from Kulgam, 768 including 12 deaths and 556 recoveries are from Shopian, 666 including 07 deaths and 548 recoveries are from Anantnag, 537 including 408 recoveries and 05 deaths are from Kupwara, 484 including  224 recoveries and 04 deaths are from Pulwama, 416 including 223 recoveries and 07 death are from Budgam, 294 including 258 recoveries and 01 death are from Bandipora, 92 including 62 recoveries are from Ganderbal.

In Jammu division, 348 including 280 recoveries and 07 deaths are from Jammu district, 279 including 172 recoveries and 01 death are from Udhampur, 222 including 183 recoveries are from Ramban, 232 including 160 recoveries and 01 death is from Kathua, 145 including 96 recoveries from Samba, 123 including 102 recoveries and 01 death are from Poonch, 113 including 01 death and 60 recoveries are from Rajouri, 77 including 58 recoveries and 01 death are from Doda, 45 including 26 recoveries are from Reasi and 27 including 21 recoveries are from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 281,581 persons in J&K are under observation while 39,866 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 2,674 persons are in hospital isolation while 36 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 1,91,992 persons have completed surveillance period and 46,912 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 3,65,058 samples are available out of which the number of samples tested negative stands at 3,57,561 while 7,497 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 2,674 are active and 4,722 persons have recovered while 101 have died.

-ARK