J&K records 2nd highest single-day spike with 601 new cases, toll at 12,575

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded a second-highest single-day spike in Covid-19 positive cases since the outbreak of the deadly virus in March this year as 601 fresh cases tested positive, taking the UT’s tally to 12,575.

With the addition of these 601 fresh cases, the number of positive cases in Kashmir has gone up to 10,113, while the number Jammu has reported 2,644 total cases.

Among the new cases, 464 belong to Kashmir division while 137 are from Jammu division, officials said, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 10,113 including 4,893 recoveries and 213 deaths while the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached 2,644 including 1,665 recoveries and 18 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 5968 including 5007 from Kashmir and 961 from Jammu.

With 112 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 6558 which is 51.40 percent of the total cases which was over 63 percent a few days before.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 152 from Srinagar, 10 from Kulgam, 62 from Baramulla, 82 from Shopian, 51 from Anantnag, 12 from Kupwara, 19 from Pulwama, 46 from Budgam, 01 from Bandipora and 29 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 137 from Jammu division include 16 from Jammu, 15 from Udhampur, 21 from Kuthua, 12 from Rajouri, 41 from Ramban, 15 from Samba, 04 from Poonch, 10 from Kishtiwar and 03 from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin, 3,25,291 persons in J&K are under observation while 37,924 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 5968 persons are in hospital isolation while 13 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 2,36,850 persons have completed the surveillance period and 44,305 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 4,89,382 samples are available out of which 4,76,625 tested negative while 12,757 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 5968 are active and 6558 persons have recovered while 231 have died.

-ARK