SRINAGAR: For the second consecutive in a row, Jammu and Kashmir recorded a higher number of cases with 349 of them confirmed in the last 24 hours along with three deaths due to the virus, officials said on Thursday.
202 of the fresh cases were reported from the Jammu division and 147 from Kashmir, taking the overall tally to 342768.
There were three deaths reported due to the virus, two from Jammu and one from Kashmir, during the last 24 hours, they said. So far 4533 persons—2201 in Jammu and 2332 in Kashmir—have died due to the virus, they said.
Giving district-wise details of the fresh cases, the officials told that Srinagar reported 80 cases, Baramulla 21, Budgam 16, Pulwama 9, Kupwara 6, Anantnag 0, Bandipora 9, Ganderbal 5, Kulgam 0, Shopian 1, Jammu 119, Udhampur 14, Rajouri 8, Doda 7, Kathua 7, Samba 2, Kishtwar 4, Poonch 13, Ramban 1 and Reasi 33.
Moreover, 116 Covid-19 patients recovered during the time, 32 from Jammu Division and 84 from Kashmir, they said.
So far 336186 patients have recovered, leaving an active case tally at 2049—1062 in Jammu and 987 in Kashmir. They said there was no new confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) reported today. So far 51 black fungus cases have been confirmed in J&K, the officials said. They also informed that 98575 doses of covid-19 vaccine were administered during the time in J&K. (GNS)