J&K’s Covid tally mounts to 37,698 as 535 more test positive

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 535 fresh cases of the deadly coronavirus, including 67 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 37,698.

Of the total cases, 28,917 are from Kashmir and 8,781 from Jammu division.

The UT health officials said that among 535 new cases, 290 belong to Kashmir while 245 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 28,917 including 22,492 recoveries.

On the other hand, the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 8,781 including 6,523 recoveries and 66 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 7,980 including 5,788 from Kashmir division and 2,192 from Jammu division.

With 505 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in J&K has reached 29,015 which is 76.96 percent of the total cases.

Srinagar district alone has 9,273 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 8,781.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 90 from Srinagar, 16 from Baramulla, 52 from Pulwama, 25 from Budgam, 18 from Anantnag, 38 from Bandipora, 19 from Kupwara, 07 from Kulgam, 07 from Shopian and 18 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 245 from Jammu division include 139 from Jammu, 13 from Rajouri, 33 from Kathua, 27 from Udhampur, 06 from Samba, 01 from Ramban, 09 from Doda, 03 from Poonch, 06 from Reasi and 08 from Kishtwar,” read the daily Covid bulletin.

4,61,461 persons in the UT are under observation while 45,562 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 7,980 persons are in isolation.

As per the daily bulletin, 3,62,046 persons have completed the surveillance period and 45,170 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 9,66,412 samples are available out of which 9,28,714 stand negative while 37,698 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 7,980 are active and 29,015 persons have recovered, the bulletin said

-ARK