J&K’s Covid tally mounts to 27,489 with 540 fresh cases

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 540 fresh cases of Covid-19 including 60 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 27,489.

Of the total 27,489 positive cases, 21,320 are from Kashmir and 6,169 from Jammu division.

Officials said that among 540 new cases, 421 belong to Kashmir while 119 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 21,320 including 15,427 recoveries. The total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 6,169 including 4,515 recoveries and 39 deaths.

They said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 7,027 including 5,412 from Kashmir and 1,615 from Jammu division.

With 640 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 19,942, which is 72.54 percent of the total cases.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 6,680 positive cases, which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 6,169.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 108 from Srinagar, 47 from Baramulla, 31 from Pulwama, 12 from Kulgam, 08 from Shopian, 31 from Anantnag, 37 from Budgam, 65 from Kupwara, 50 from Bandipora and 32 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 119 from Jammu division include 67 from Jammu, 04 from Rajouri, 04  from Ramban, 09  from Kathua, 08 from Udhampur, 05 from Samba, 04 from Doda, 06 from Poonch, 08 from Reasi and 04 from Kishtwar,” read the daily bulletin.

As per the daily information bulletin, 4,09,414 persons in J&K are under observation while 41,737 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 7,027 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 3,12,599 persons have completed the surveillance period and 47,531 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 7,75,333 samples are available out of which 747,844 stand negative while 27,489 have been tested positive. Among positive cases, 7,027 are active and 19,942 persons have recovered.