J&K’s Covid tally at 76,163 with 17 more deaths, 1,093 fresh cases

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Seventeen more Covid-19 patients died in Jammu and Kashmir today, while 1,093 tested positive, taking the overall tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Union Territory to 76,163.

The death toll due to pandemic in the UT has now reached 1,198.

Of the total 76,163 cases, 46,200 are from Kashmir and 29,963 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 1,093 new cases, 401 belong to Kashmir while 692 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 46,200 including 38,494 recoveries and 843 deaths.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 29,963 including 20,058 recoveries and 355 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in J&K is 16,423 including 6,863 from Kashmir division and 9,550 from Jammu division.

With 1,680 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 58,552 which is 76.87 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 164 from Srinagar, 54 from Budgam, 39 from Baramulla, 25 from A Pulwama, 16 from Anantnag, 34 from Bandipora, 27 from Kupwara, 27 from Ganderbal, 13 from Kulgam and 02 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 692 from Jammu division include 490 from Jammu, 39 from Rajouri, 20 from Udhampur, 16 from Kathua, 22 from Doda, 20 from Samba, 14 from Poonch, 22 from Ramban, 00 from Reasi and 49 from Kishtwar,” officials disclosed.

Notably, in the last 24 hours, 17 persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died, which include 4 from Kashmir division and 13 from Jammu division.

As per the media bulletin, patients who have died include two from Budgam and one each from Anantnag and Pulwama in Kashmir division while 13 from Jammu division include eight from district Jammu, three from Doda and one each from Samba and Poonch.

Apart from that, 5,79,313 persons in J&K are under observation while 15,446 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides, 16,413 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 4,95,469 persons have completed surveillance period and 50,787 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 16,43,722 samples are available out of which 15,67,559 stand negative while 76,163 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 16,413 are active, 58,552 persons have recovered and 1,198 persons have died.