J&K’s Covid tally crosses 31,000 with 654 fresh cases 

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Over 3,200 cops COVID positive in J&K and 15 succumbed to virus
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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today witnessed 653 fresh cases of Covid-19 including 49 travelers, taking the tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Union Territory to 31,371.

Of the total positive cases, 24,495 are from Kashmir and 6,876 from Jammu division.

UT health officials said that among 654 new cases, 540 belong to Kashmir while 114 are from Jammu division. The total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 24,495 including 18,453 recoveries while the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 6,876 including 5,352 recoveries.

The UT has witnessed 600 Covid related deaths of which 569 are from Kashmir and 41 from Jammu division, they said.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in the UT is 6,973 including 5,490 from Kashmir and 1,483 from Jammu division.

With 580 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in J&K has reached 23,805 which is 75.88 percent of the total cases.

Srinagar district alone has 7,614 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 6,876.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 206 from Srinagar, 51 from Baramulla, 33 from Pulwama, 68 from Budgam, 45 from Anantnag, 40 from Kulgam, 29 from Kupwara, 52 from Bandipora and 16 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 114 from Jammu division include 63 from Jammu, 03 from Rajouri, 11 from Kathua, 13 from Udhampur, 02 from Ramban, 02 from Samba, 11 from Doda, 02 from Poonch, 02 from Reasi and 05 from Kishtwar”, officials disclosed.

As per the daily information bulletin, 4,26,670 persons in J&K are under observation while 42,078 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 6,973 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 3,33,794 persons have completed surveillance period and 43,232 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 8,44,641 samples are available out of which 813,270 tested negative while 31,371 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 6,973 are active while 23,805 have recovered.