J&K’s Covid tally climbs to 35,831 with 696 fresh cases

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 696 fresh cases of Covid-19, including 106 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 35,831.

Of the total cases, 27,863 are from Kashmir and 7,968 from Jammu division.

UT health officials said that among 696 new cases, 494 belong to Kashmir while 202 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 27,863 including 21,186 recoveries.

On the other hand, the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 7,968 including 6,186 recoveries and 57 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 7,781 including 6,056 from Kashmir and 1,725 from Jammu division.

With 651 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 27,372 which is 76.39 percent of the total cases.

Srinagar district alone has 8,924 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division, where total cases are 7,968.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 194 from Srinagar, 40 from Baramulla, 57 from Pulwama, 59 from Budgam, 31 from Anantnag, 30 from Bandipora, 25 from Kupwara, 11 from Kulgam, 09 from Shopian and 38 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while 202 cases from Jammu division include 109 from district Jammu, 08 from Rajouri, 27 from Kathua, 23 from Udhampur, 09 from Samba, 01 from Ramban, 06 from Doda, 08 from Poonch, 05 from Reasi and 06 from Kishtwar,” reads the daily Covid bulletin.

As per the bulletin, 4,50,979 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 44,423 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 7,781 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 3,55,763 persons have completed the surveillance period and 42,334 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 9,29,733 samples are available out of which 8,93,902 stand negative while 35,831 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 7,781 are active and 27,372 persons have recovered.

-ARK