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6 Covid-19 deaths, 88 positive cases reported in J&K

A health worker cooling down himself in agriculture field. The Dispatch
A health worker cooling down himself in agriculture field. The Dispatch

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday witnessed six deaths due to the Covid-19 pandemic while the UT recorded the lowest ever 88 positive cases on Tuesday taking the total number of active positive cases to 1634.

With six more deaths, the death toll in the UT has reached 4,371 and 88 fresh positive cases reported on Tuesday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 320,112.

Of the exact number of 320,112 cases, 198,792 are from Kashmir division and 121,320 from Jammu division. Officials told that among 88 new cases, 53 belong to Kashmir division while as 35 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 198,792 including 195,615 recoveries and 2,234 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 121,320 including 118,492 recoveries and 2,137 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 1,634 including 943 from Kashmir division and 691 from Jammu division.

With 221 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 320,112 which is 98.13 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 16 from Srinagar, 10 from Baramulla, 05 from Budgam, 00 from Pulwama, 06 from Kupwara, 07 from Anantnag, 05 from Bandipora, 04 from Ganderbal, 00 from Kulgam and 00 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 35 from Jammu division include 11 from Jammu, 05 from Udhampur, 04 from Rajouri, 06 from Doda, 01 from Kathua, 00 from Samba, 02 from Kishtwar, 04 from Poonch, 02 from Ramban and 00 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

“Sixteen number of positive cases in Srinagar today doesn’t mark the end of the pandemic. Let’s not stop Worrying, Wondering and Doubting the idiosyncrasies of the Virus. Extraordinary commitment to CAB(Covid Appropriate Behaviour) required to thwart the third wave staring at us,” DC Srinagar tweeted.

Meanwhile, authorities on Tuesday said that one fresh case of Mucormycosis popularly known as black fungus was reported in the UT and tally stands at 35. Out of the 06 deaths reported today, 02 died at GMC Jammu, 01 at DH Udhampur, 01 at CH Udhampur, 01 at GMC Doda & 01 at Chest Disease Hospital, Srinagar. (KNO)


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