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Covid-19 claims 6 more lives, 249 test positive in J&K

A health worker collects a swab sample for COVID-19 by a road side in Jammu

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded six death due to COVID-19 taking the death toll to 1,867 in the Union Territory while as 249 positive cases were reported taking the tally of positive cases to 119,877 in J&K.

Of the exact number of 119,877 cases, 70,460 are from Kashmir and 49,417 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 249 new cases, 123 belong to Kashmir division while as 126 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 70,460 including 67,617 recoveries and 1,177 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 49,417 including 47,105 recoveries and 690 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 3,288 including 1,666 from Kashmir division and 1,622 from Jammu division.

With 369 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 114,722 which is 95.69 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 49 from Srinagar, 08 from Baramulla, 15 from Budgam, 10 from Kupwara,   09 from Pulwama, 08 from Anantnag, 02 from Bandipora, 08 from Ganderbal, 04 from Kulgam and 10 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 129 from Jammu division include 96 from Jammu, 02 from Udhampur, 07 from Rajouri, 05 from Doda, 04 from Kathua, 00 from Kishtwar, 00 from Samba, 01 from Poonch, 07 from Ramban and 04 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

Notably, in the last 24 hours six persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died, among them two belong to Kashmir division and four to Jammu

As per media bulletin, patients who have died include one each from Srinagar and Bandipora in Kashmir division and two from Jammu district and one each from Doda and Poonch in Jammu division.

As per officials figures, 25,045  positive cases including 445 deaths and 24,044 recoveries are from Srinagar, 7,904 including 171 deaths and 7,594 recoveries are from Baramulla, 7,540 including 7,254 recoveries and 107 deaths are from Budgam, 5,495 including 5,264 recoveries and 90 deaths are from Kupwara, 5,498 including 88 deaths and 5,222 recoveries are from Pulwama, 4,762 including 4,570 recoveries and 83 deaths are from Anantnag, 4,626 cases including 4,491 and 60 deaths are from Bandipora, 4,452 including 4,299 recoveries and 43 deaths are from Ganderbal, 2,655 including 2,532 recoveries and 53 deaths are from Kulgam and 2,483  including 2,347 recoveries and 37 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 23,435 including 22,236 recoveries and 352 deaths are from Jammu district, 4,064 including 3,927 recoveries and 57 deaths are from Udhampur, 3,819 including 3,555 recoveries and 54 deaths are from Rajouri, 3,372  including 3,232 recoveries and 62 deaths are from Doda, 3,148 including 3,042 recoveries and 48 deaths are from Kathua, 2,714 including 2,658 recoveries and 21 deaths are from Kishtwar, 2,713 including 2,462 recoveries and 38 deaths are from Samba, 2,439 including 2,391 recoveries and 23 deaths are from Poonch, 2,092 including 2,043 recoveries and 21 deaths are from Ramban and 1,621 including 1,559 recoveries and 14 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin, 866,082 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 14,899 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 3,288 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 815,790 persons have completed surveillance period and 30,238 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 3,693,803 samples are available.

Out of 3,693,803 the number of samples tested negative stands at 3,573,926 while as 119,877 have tested positive, among them 3,288 persons are active, 114,722 persons have recovered and 1,867 persons have died


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