J&K’s Covid tally hits 66,261 as 18 more die, 1,235 test positive

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 1,235 fresh infections, taking the tally of positive cases to 66,261 in the Union Territory while 18 more people died due to virus, pushing the death toll to 1,042.

Of the total 66,261 cases, 42,059 are from Kashmir and 24,202 from Jammu division.

Officials said that among 1,235 new cases, 499 belong to Kashmir division while 736 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached to 42,059 including 32,277 recoveries and 789 deaths.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 24,202 including 11,457 recoveries and 253 deaths.

The UT health officials said that total number of active cases in J&K is 21,485 including 8,993 from Kashmir division and 12,492 from Jammu division.

With 1,619 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 43,734 which is 66.002 percent of the total cases and was over 78 percent over two weeks back.

Notably, the active cases have reached over 21,000 in J&K. Active cases in Jammu division are more than recovered cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 210 from Srinagar, 59 from Budgam, 30 from Baramulla,  62 from Pulwama, 28 from Anantnag,  36 from Bandipora, 22 from Kupwara, 21 from Ganderbal, 12 from Kulgam and 19 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 736 from Jammu division include 253 from Jammu, 68 from Rajouri, 64  from Udhampur,  41 from Kathua, 98 from Doda, 52 from Samba, 73 from Poonch, 35 from Ramban, 15 from Reasi and 37 from Kishtwar,” as per th daily Covid bulletin.

Notably, in the last 24 hours, 18 persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died which include 11 from Kashmir division and seven from Jammu division.

As per media bulletin, patients who have died include four from Srinagar, three from Anantnag and two each from Baramulla and Bandipora in Kashmir division while 7 from Jammu division include five from Jammu district and two from Doda.

As per the daily information bulletin, 5,51,008 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 28,480 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 21,485 persons are in isolation.

Apart from that, 4,38,048 persons have completed surveillance period and 61,953 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 14,36,409 samples are available out of which 13,70,148 tested negative while 66,261 tested positive. Among positive cases, 21,485 are active, 43,734 persons have recovered and 1042 persons have died.

-ARK