20 more Covid deaths, 1,249 positive cases take J&K’s tally to 67,510

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today recorded 20 fresh coronavirus deaths and 1,249 new positive cases, taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory to 67,510.

With 20 fresh deaths, the number of people who died of the virus in the J&K has reached 1,062.

Of the total 67,510 cases, 42,622 are from Kashmir and 24,848 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 1,249 new cases, 603 belong to Kashmir while 646 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 42,622 including 33,495 recoveries and 793 deaths.

On the ther hand, the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 24,848 including 13,035 recoveries and 269 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in J&K is 19,918 including 8,374 from Kashmir division and 11,544 from the Jammu division.

With 2,796 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in J&K has reached 46,530 which is 68.92 percent of the total cases and was over 78 percent about two weeks back.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 190 from Srinagar, 62 from Budgam, 80 from Baramulla, 25 from Pulwama, 40 from Anantnag, 41 from Bandipora, 61 from Kupwara, 74 from Ganderbal, 13 from Kulgam and 08 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 646 from Jammu division include 230 from Jammu, 88 from Rajouri, 48 from Udhampur, 24 from Kathua, 61 from Doda, 39 from Samba, 58 from Poonch, 44 from Ramban, 14 from Reasi and 40 from Kishtwar,” officials disclosed.

Interestingly, in the last 24 hours, 20 persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died which include four from Kashmir and 16 from Jammu division.

As per the media bulletin, patients who have died include two from Budgam and one each from Pulwama and Kupwara in Kashmir division while 16 from Jammu division include three from Jammu district, two each from Rajouri, Kuthua, Doda and Ramban, four from Samba and one from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 5,55,010 persons in J&K are under observation while 14,891 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides that, 19,918 persons are in isolation.

Apart from that, 4,59,742 persons have completed surveillance period and 59,397 persons are under home surveillance. So far, results of 14,64,565 samples are available.

Out of 14,64,565, the number of samples tested negative stands at 13,97,055 while 67,510 have tested positive. Among positive cases 19,918 are active, 46,530 persons have recovered and 1062 persons have died.