J&K’s Covid tally mounts to 30,717 with 683 fresh cases

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 683 fresh coronavirus cases, including 68 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 30,717.

Of the total cases, 23,955 are from Kashmir and 6,762 are from Jammu division, officials said, adding that among 683 new cases, 569 belong to Kashmir while 114 are from Jammu division. The total number of positive cases in Kashmir reached 23,955 including 17,992 recoveries while the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 6,762 including 5,233 recoveries and 41 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 6,914 including 5,426 from Kashmir and 1,488 from the Jammu division.

With 728 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached to 23,225 which is 75.60 percent of the total cases.

Srinagar district alone has 7,412 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 6,762.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 165 from Srinagar, 22 from Baramulla, 59 from Pulwama, 52 from Budgam, 41 from Anantnag, 06 from Kulgam, 28 from Shopian, 42 from Kupwara, 113 from Bandipora and 41 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 114 from Jammu division include 59 from Jammu, 07 from Rajouri, 14 from Kathua, 16 from Udhampur, 01 from Ramban, 09 from Samba, 02 from Doda, 02 from Poonch and 04 from Reasi”, officials said.

The J&K UT has so far witnessed 590 Covid-19 related deaths of which 549 were reported from Kashmir and 41 from Jammu region.

As per the daily information bulletin, 4,23,481 persons in J&K are under observation while 41,798 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 6,914 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 3,29,688 persons have completed surveillance period and 44,503 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 8,33,403 samples are available out of which 802,686 stand negative while 30,717 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 6,914 are active and 23,225 persons have recovered.