J&K’s Covid tally crosses 35,000 mark with 655 new cases

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 655 fresh corona cases, including 71 travelers, taking the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Union Territory to 35,135.

Of the total 35,135 cases, 27,369 are from Kashmir and 7,766 from Jammu division. UT Officials said that among 655 new cases, 497 belong to Kashmir while 158 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 27,369 including 20,730 recoveries.

The total positive cases in Jammu division has reached 7,766 including 5,991 recoveries and 57 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in J&K is 7,743 including 6,025 from Kashmir division and 1,718 from Jammu division.

With 528 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 26,721 which is 76.05 percent of the total cases.

Srinagar district alone has 8,735 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 7,766, they said.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 182 from Srinagar, 33 from Baramulla, 42 from Pulwama, 60 from Budgam, 27 from Anantnag, 08 from Kulgam, 23 from Shopian, 46 from Kupwara, 51 from Bandipora and 25 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 158 from Jammu division include 87 from Jammu, 07 from Rajouri, 25 from Kathua, 08 from Udhampur, 11 from Samba, 10 from Doda, 05 from Poonch, 02 from Reasi and 03 from Kishtwar,” as per the daily Covid bulletin.

As per the daily information bulletin, 4,48,697 persons in J&K are under observation while 44,537 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 7,743 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 3,52,018 persons have completed the surveillance period and 43,728 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 9,15,226 samples are available out of which 880,091 have been tested negative while 35,135 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 7,743 are active and 26,721 persons have recovered.