JK’s Covid tally climbs to 59,711 with 1,467 more cases, 19 more deaths

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded another surge of 1,467 fresh cases of deadly coronavirus, including 62 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 59,711.

The UT also witnessed 19 fresh deaths related to Covid-19, taking the total number of fatalities due to the virus to 951.

Of the total 59,711 cases, 39,127 are from Kashmir and 20,583 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 1,467 new cases, 682 belong to Kashmir while 785 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 39,128 including 29,592 recoveries and 752 deaths.

On the other hand, the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached 20,583 including 8,929 recoveries and 199 deaths.

They said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 20, 5239 including 8,784 from Kashmir and 11,455 from Jammu division.

With 712 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 38,521 which is 64.51 percent of the total cases which was over 78 percent a few days before.

Interestingly, for the first time since Covid-19 outbreak, active cases have reached over 20,000 in J&K. Active cases in Jammu division are more than recovered cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 233 from Srinagar, 89 from Budgam, 53 from Baramulla, 28 from Pulwama, 78 from Anantnag, 47 from Kupwara, 55 from Bandipora, 14 from Kulgam, 75from Ganderbal and 10 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 785 from Jammu division include 210 from Jammu, 82 from Udhampur, 88 from Rajouri, 75 from Kathua, 69 from Samba, 75 from Poonch, 18 from Ramban, 97 from Doda, 27 from Reasi and 44 from Kishtwar,” as per the daily Covid bulletin.

In the last 24 hours, 19 persons who were tested positive for Covid-19 have died which include 5 from Kashmir division and 14 from Jammu division.

As per the media bulletin, the patients who have died include four from Srinagar and one from Kulgam in Kashmir division and 11 from Jammu, one each from Udhampur, Samba and Reasi in Jammu division.

As per the daily information bulletin, 5,35,846 persons in J&K are under observation while 30,027 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 20,239 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 4,19,369 persons have completed surveillance period and 65,260 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 13,20,240 samples are available out of which 12,60,529 stand negative while 59,711 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 20,239 are active and 38,521 persons have recovered.

-ARK