With record spike of 1,355 Covid cases, J&K’s tally close to 50,000

Abid Bashi

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir today reported a record spike of 1,355 Covid-19 cases, including 79 travelers, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 45,925.

Of the total 45,925 cases, 32,722 are from Kashmir and 13,203 from Jammu division. The UT health officials said that among new cases, 570 belong to Kashmir division while 785 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir has reached 32,722 including 25,937 recoveries.

Total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached 13,203 including 7,314 recoveries and 113 deaths. It is pertinent to mention here that since the past five days, J&K is witnessing a huge spurt in Covid-19 positive cases with Jammu continuing to take the lead, which otherwise wasn’t the case earlier as Kashmir would lead in the number of positive cases since the outbreak of pandemic.

The officials said that total number of active cases in J&K is 11,859 including 6,083 from Kashmir division and 5,776 from Jammu division.

With 491 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in the UT has reached 33,251 which is 72.40 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 210 from Srinagar, 35 from Baramulla, 31 from Pulwama, 94 from Budgam, 44 from Anantnag, 32 from Bandipora, 53 from Kupwara, 10 from Kulgam, 16 from Shopian and 45 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 785 from Jammu division include  483 from Jammu, 55 from Rajouri, 31 from Kathua, 59 from Udhampur, 20 from Samba, 07 from Ramban, 35 from Doda, 43 from Poonch, 17 from Reasi and 35 from Kishtwar,” as per the daily Covid bulletin.

As per the daily Covid bulletin, 4,91,348 persons in the UT are under observation while 38,659 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Apart 11,859 persons are in isolation.

In addition to this, 3,83,440 persons have completed surveillance period and 56,575 persons are under home surveillance.

So far, results of 1,107,406 samples are available out of which 1,061,481 tested negative while 45,925 have tested positive. Among positive cases, 11,859 are active and 33,251 persons have recovered.