J&K records 450 new positive cases, tally mounts to 19,869

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 450 fresh cases of Covid-19 including 67 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 19,869.

With 450 new cases, the tally of positive cases in J&K has reached 19,869 including 15,568 from Kashmir and 4,301 from Jammu division.

Among 450 new cases, 367 belong to Kashmir while 83 are from Jammu, officials said, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir reached 15,568 including 9,417 recoveries while the total number of positive cases in Jammu reached 4,301 including 2425 recoveries and 26 deaths, officials said.

They said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 7,662 including 5,812 from Kashmir and 1850 from Jammu.

With 520 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT reached 11,842 which is 59.60 percent of the total cases which was over 63 percent a few days before.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 4,658 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 4301.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 183 from Srinagar, 42 from Baramulla, 02 from Kulgam, 06 from Shopian, 20 from Anantnag, 16 from Kupwara, 32 from Pulwama, 20 from Budgam, 33 from Bandipora and 13 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 87 from Jammu division include 38 from Jammu, 0 from Kuthua, 13 from Rajouri, 09 from Udhampur, 01 from Ramban, 03 from Samba, 04 from Doda, 12 from Poonch, 02 from Kishtwar and 01 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

As per the daily information bulletin, 3,66,937 persons in the UT are under observation while 47,281 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 7662 persons are in hospital isolation while 06 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 2,71,040 persons have completed surveillance period and 40,583 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 6,27,387 samples are available.

Out of 6,27,387, the number of samples, 607,518 tested negative while 19,869 have been tested positive. Among them, 7,662 are active and 11,842 persons have recovered.

-ARK