J&K: 79 travelers among 489 new cases, tally inches closer to 19,000

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 489 fresh cases of COVID-19 including 79 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 18,879.

With 489 new cases, the tally of positive cases in J&K has reached 18,879 including 14,812 from Kashmir and 4067 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 470 new cases, 355 belong to Kashmir while 134 are from Jammu.

The total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 14,812 including 8719 recoveries while the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached 4067 including 2166 recoveries and 24 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 7661 including 5784 from the Kashmir division and 1877 from the Jammu division.

With 483 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 10,885 which is 57.65 percent of the total cases which was over 63 percent a few days before.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 4277 positive cases which are more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu where total cases are 4067.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 138 from Srinagar, 30 from Baramulla, 7 from Kulgam, 21 from Shopian, 4 from Anantnag, 28 from Kupwara, 39 from Pulwama, 32 from Budgam, 23 from Bandipora and 33 from Ganderbal in Kashmir while 134 from Jammu division include 43 from district Jammu, 19 from Kathua, 23 from Rajouri, 8 from Udhampur, 23 from Ramban, 6 from Samba, 2 from Doda, 5 from Poonch, 0 from Kishtwar and 5 from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin, 3,60,761 persons in J&K are under observation while 45,651 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 7661 persons are in hospital isolation while 12 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 2,66,079 persons have completed the surveillance period and 41,025 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 6,03,728 samples are available out of which 5,84,849 have tested negative while 18,879 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 7,661 are active and 10,885 persons have recovered.