J&K: Total Covid cases surpass 12,000 mark with 490 fresh cases

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded another spike in Covid-19 cases with 490 new infections, including 33 travelers, taking the tally in the UT to above 12,000 mark.

With the fresh spike in cases, the tally of positive cases in J&K has reached 12,156 including 9649 from Kashmir and 2507 from Jammu. Officials said that out of 490 new cases, 182 were tested positive at SKIMS, 51 at JVC and rest at other hospitals. “The fresh cases include 33 travelers,” officials said.

Among 490 new cases, 428 belong to Kashmir division while 62 are from Jammu division, officials said, adding the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 9649 including 4846 recoveries and 204 deaths while the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached 2507 including 1602 recoveries and 18 deaths.

According to official sources, the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 5488 including 4601 from Kashmir and 887 from Jammu.

With 109 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in J&K has reached 6446 which is 53.02 percent of the total cases which was over 63 percent few days before.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 259 from Srinagar, 21 from Kulgam, 18 from Baramulla, 42 from Shopian, 06 from Anantnag, 03 from Kupwara, 32 from Pulwama, 34 from Budgam, 02 from Bandipora and 11 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 62 from Jammu division include 14 from Jammu, 03 from Udhampur, 02 from Kuthua,33 from Rajouri, 08 from Samba and 02 from Doda.

As per the daily information bulletin, 3,23,038 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 38,581 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 5488 persons are in hospital isolation while 13 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 2,34,857 persons have completed the surveillance period and 43,875 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 4,81,452 samples are available out of which 469,296 stand negative while 12,156 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 5488 are active and 6446 persons have recovered while 222 have died.