J&K Covid tally crosses 22,000 mark as 590 more test positive

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 590 fresh cases of coronavirus including 60 travelers, taking the total numbers of positive cases in the UT to over 22,000.

With 590 new cases, the tally of positive cases in J&K has reached 22,005 that include 17,054 from Kashmir and 4,952 from Jammu division.

Officials said that among 590 new cases, 433 belong to Kashmir division while 157 are from the Jammu division. They said that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 17,054 including 11,150 recoveries while the total number of positive cases in Jammu is 4,952 including 2,882 recoveries and 30 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 7567 including 5527 from Kashmir and 2040 from Jammu.

With 905 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 14,032 which is 62.76 percent of the total cases.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 5,333 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu where total cases are 4,952.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 180 from Srinagar, 23 from Baramulla, 14 from Pulwama, 11 from Kulgam, 06 from Shopian, 35 from Anantnag, 39 from Budgam, 33 from Kupwara, 36 from Bandipora and 56 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 157 from Jammu division include 72 from Jammu, 12 from Kuthua, 11 from Rajouri, 14 from Udhampur, 24 from Ramban, 08 from Samba, 01 from Doda, 08 from Kishtwar and 07 from Reasi,” officials said.

As per the daily information bulletin, 3,74,160 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 45,268 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 7,567 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 2,79,260 persons have completed surveillance period and 41,640 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 6,62,941 samples are available out of which 640,935 stand negative while 22,006 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 7,567 are active and 14,032 persons have recovered.