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J&K reports 5606 fresh Covid-19 cases, 8 Deaths

India reports 175 Covid cases 24 hours, active caseload declines to 2,570

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir reported 5606 new positive cases while eight persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.

They said 1353 cases have been reported from Jammu Division and 4253 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally to 414772. Regarding the deaths, they said, four each was reported from the Jammu division and Kashmir Valley respectively. So far 4635 people have died due to the virus—2264 in the Jammu division and 2371 in Kashmir Valley.

On Tuesday J&K reported the biggest-ever daily spike of 6570 cases since the pandemic started in 2020. On Saturday last, the J&K recorded the previous highest daily case count of 6568.

Giving district-wise details regarding the fresh infections, the officials told that Srinagar reported 1305 cases, Baramulla 440, Budgam 803, Pulwama 134, Kupwara 380, Anantnag 528, Bandipora 66, Ganderbal 297, Kulgam 265, Shopian 35, Jammu 678, Udhampur 129, Rajouri 78, Doda 84, Kathua 38, Samba 84, Kishtwar 10, Poonch 49, Ramban 181 and Reasi 22.

There has been a surge in covid-19 cases in J&K since the start of the New Year. On January 1, J&K reported 169 cases, 165 cases on January 2, 178 on January 3, 199 on January 4, 418 on January 5, 349 on January 6, 542 on January 7, 655 on January 8, 687 on January 9, 706 on January 10, 1148, on January 11, 1695 on January 12, 1966 on January 13, 2456 on January 14, 3251 on January 15, 3499 on January 16, 2817 on January 17, 4651 on January 18 and 5818 on January 19 and 5992 on January 20, 5720 on January 21 and 6253 on January 22 and 5394 on January 24.

A number of fresh cases were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories associated with GMC Srinagar and include female (55) from Pampore, female (65) from Baghat, female (30) from Baghat, male (35) from Sumbal, female (65) from Shaheed gunj, female (38) from Nowgam, female (60) from Sgr, male (37) from Sgr, female (35) from Sgr, female (97) from Tangmarg, female (65) from Sgr, female (39) from Hyderpora, male (09) from Hyderpora, male (31) from Nishat, male (36) from Pampore, female (26) from Budgam, male (50) from Soura Sgr, female (20) from Khrew, female (30) from Nowhatta Sgr, male (27) from Diver Tral, male (47) from Tangmarg, male (28) from Budgam, male (40) from Sgr, female (31) from Doctor’s hostel, female (53) from Sgr, female (30) from Baramulla, female (25) from Budgam, female (30) from Sgr, female (37) from Batamaloo, male (25) from Sgr, female (20) from Sgr, male (32) from Bemina, male (38) from HMT, male (52) from Chattabal Sgr, male (50) from Pulwama, female (15) from Malpora budgam, male (40) from Chattabal, male (21) from Qamarwari, male (47) from Kargil, male (55) from Lalbazar Sgr, male (50) from Sgr, male (23) from Sgr, male (28) from Gawkadal Sgr, male (25) from Wazir bagh, male (18) from Doda, male (29) from Zainakadal, female (30) from Bemina, male (47) from Bemina, male (70) from Chattabal, male (60) from Sgr, male (18) from Dangerpora pulwama, female (55) from Dangerpora pulwama, female (07) from Dangerpora pulwama, male (18) from Malikpora pulwama, male (47) from Sirnoo, female (65) from Chewakalan pulwama, female (65) from Drusoo pulwama, male (05) from Drusoo pulwama, female (11) from Pinglena pulwama, female (30) from Pinglena pulwama, male (33) from Pinglena pulwama, female (27) from Trich pulwama, male (32) from Trich pulwama, female (54) from Trich Pulwama, female (30) from Doompora pulwama, male (24) from Rajpora pulwama, female (35) from Nikas pulwama, male (40) from Nikas pulwama and female (34) from Qasbyar Pulwama.

Besides, they said, 5005 Covid-19 patients recovered during the time—1592 from Jammu Division and 3413 from Kashmir. So far 362168 people have recovered, leaving active case tally at 47969—13569 in Jammu and 34400 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 16040 doses of covid-19 vaccine were administered during the time in J&K. (GNS)


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