J&K witnesses highest ever single-day spike of 1,698 COVID-19 cases, tally 52,410

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today reported the highest ever single-day spike of 1,698 cases of Covid-19 pandemic, including 135 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases to 52,410 in the Union Territory.

Today’s spike is the highest ever since the outbreak of pandemic in March this year.

Officials said that among 1,698 new cases, 860 belong to Kashmir division while 838 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached 35,897 including 27,492 recoveries while the total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached 16,513 including 7,793 recoveries and 143 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 16,261 comprising 7,684 from Kashmir division and 8,577 from Jammu division.

With 596 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the Union Territory has reached 35,285 which is 67.32 per cent of the total cases, which was over 78 per cent a few days ago.

Notably, this is the first time since covid-19 outbreak in the UT that active cases have reached over 16,000 in J&K.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 255 from Srinagar, 123 from Budgam, 82 from Baramulla, 50 from Pulwama, 45 from Anantnag, 108 from Kupwara, 82 from Bandipora, 10 from Kulgam, 45 from Ganderbal  and 69 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 838 from Jammu division include 250 from Jammu, 103 from Udhampur, 83 from Rajouri , 42 from Kuthua, 58 from Samba, 93 from Poonch, 31 from Ramban, 67 from Doda, 33 from Reasi and 78 from Kishtiwar,” officials disclosed.

As per officials figures, 11,489 positive cases including 248 deaths and 9,329 recoveries are from Srinagar, 3,580 including 70 deaths and 2,284 recoveries are from Budgam, 3,399 including 2,414 recoveries and 112 deaths are from Baramulla, 3,119 including 2,620 recoveries and 60 deaths are from Pulwama, 2,848 including 53 deaths and 2,119 recoveries are from Anantnag, 2,784 including 1,788 recoveries and 56 deaths are from Kupwara, 2,710 cases including 1,886 and 28 deaths are from Bandipora, 2,069 including 1,903 recoveries and 40 deaths are from Kulgam, 2,025 including 1,461 recoveries and 25 deaths are from Ganderbal and 1,865 including 1,688 recoveries and 29 deaths are from Ganderbal.

In Jammu division, 7,947 including 2,604 recoveries and 85 deaths are from Jammu district, 1,398 including 815 recoveries and 4 deaths are from Udhampur, 1,364 including 825 recoveries and 15 deaths are from Rajouri, 1,285 including 870 recoveries and 15 deaths are from Kathua, 1037 including 620 recoveries and 08 deaths are from Samba, 489 including 400 recoveries and 06 deaths are from Poonch, 503 including 653 recoveries and 01 death is from Ramban, 481 including 394 recoveries and 09 deaths are from Doda, 570 including 355 recoveries and 03 deaths are from Reasi and 565 including 354 recoveries and 01 death are from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 5,15,897 people in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 42,414 people have been kept under home quarantine besides that 16,261 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 4,03,268 people have completed surveillance period and 53,090 people are under home surveillance. So far, results of 12,03,799 samples have been made available.

-CHK