J&K’s Covid tally climbs to 26,949 with 536 fresh cases

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 536 fresh cases of the deadly coronavirus, including 124 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 26,949.

Of the total number of cases in J&K, 20,899 are from Kashmir and 6,050 from the Jammu division.

Officials said that among 536 new cases, 438 belong to Kashmir division while 98 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 20,899 including 14,991 recoveries while the total number of positive cases in Jammu has reached 6,050 including 4,311 recoveries and 39 deaths.

They said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 7,138 including 5,438 from Kashmir division and 1,700 from Jammu division.

With 779 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 19,302 which is 71.62 percent of the total cases.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 6,577 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 6,050. J&K UT has so far recorded 505 deaths due to the Covid-19 of which 468 were reported in Kashmir and 37 in Jammu region.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 144 from Srinagar, 46 from Baramulla, 33 from Pulwama, 14 from Kulgam, 08 from Shopian, 16 from Anantnag, 36 from Budgam, 46 from Kupwara, 54 from Bandipora and 41 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 98 from Jammu division include 49 from Jammu, 03 from Rajouri, 03 from Ramban, 10 from Kathua, 08 from Samba,

03 from Doda, 05 from Poonch, 15 from Reasi and 01 from Kishtwar,” officials disclosed.

As per the daily information bulletin, 4,06,537 persons in J&K are under observation while 42,231 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 7,138 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 3,08,105 persons have completed surveillance period and 48,554 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 763,211 samples are available out of which 736,262 samples have tested negative while 26,949 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 7,138 are active and 19,302 have recovered.