J&K’s Covid tally crosses 75k mark with 17 more deaths, 975 fresh cases

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Covid-19 today claimed 17 more lives in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the death toll to 1,181, while 975 fresh positive cases took the overall tally of confirmed cases in the UT 75,075.

Out of the total cases, 45,799 are from Kashmir and 29,271 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 975 new cases, 407 belong to Kashmir division while 568 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 45,799 including 37,885 recoveries and 839 deaths.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 29,271 including 18,987 recoveries and 342 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in J&K is 17,017 including 7,075 from Kashmir division and 9,940 from Jammu division.

With 1,355 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 56,872 which is 75.76 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 173 from Srinagar, 48 from Budgam, 53 from Baramulla, 33 from A Pulwama, 16 from Anantnag, 15 from Bandipora, 38 from Kupwara, 23 from Ganderbal, 06 from Kulgam and 02 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 568 from Jammu division include 353 from Jammu, 27 from Rajouri, 41 from Udhampur, 12 from Kathua, 18 from Doda, 24 from Samba, 27 from Poonch, 12 from Ramban, 19 from Reasi and 35 from Kishtwar,” read the daily Covid bulletin.

Notably, in the last 24 hours, 17 persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died which include 6 from Kashmir division and 11 from Jammu division.

As per the media bulletin, patients who have died include three from Srinagar, two from Anantnag and one from Ganderbal in Kashmir while 11 from Jammu division include four from district Jammu, three from Poonch and one each from Rajouri, Kuthua and Doda.

Apart from that, 5,76,398 persons in J&K are under observation while 15,423 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 17,017 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 4,92,202 persons have completed surveillance period and 50,575 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 16,22,775 samples are available out of which 15,47,705 stand negative while 75,070 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 17,017 are active, 56,872 persons have recovered and 1,181 persons have died.

-ARK