J&K: Fresh spurt in Covid-19 cases takes UT’s tally over 30,000

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today witnessed yet another spurt in Covid positive cases as 708 fresh infections were recorded in the Union Territory, taking the total number of cases in the UT to over 30,000.

The 708 fresh cases include 43 travelers. Of the total 30,034 positive cases, 23,386 are from Kashmir and 6,648 from Jammu division.

Officials said that among 708 new cases, 606 belong to Kashmir while 102 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 23,386 including 17,381 recoveries. The total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 6,648, including 5,116 recoveries and 41 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in J&K is 6,965 including 5,474 from Kashmir division and 1,491 from Jammu division.

With 611 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 22,497 which is 74.90 percent of the total cases. 

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 7,253 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 6,648.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 229 from Srinagar, 35 from Baramulla, 24 from Pulwama, 88 from Budgam, 48 from Anantnag, 19 from Kulgam, 10 from Shopian, 43 from Kupwara, 48 from Bandipora and 62 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 102 from Jammu division include 41 from Jammu, 04 from Rajouri, 04 from Kathua, 02 from Udhampur, 02 from Ramban, 10 from Samba, 03 from Doda, 01 from Poonch, 34 from Reasi and 01 from Kishtwar,” as per the daily Covid bulletin.

4,21,057 persons in J&K are under observation while 42,323 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 6,965 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 3,26,780 persons have completed the surveillance period and 44,417 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 8,22,574 samples are available out of which 7,92,540 stand negative while 30,034 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 6,965 are active and 22,497 persons have recovered.