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One Covid-19 death, 143 positive cases reported in J&K

A health worker collects swab samples for COVID-19 tests in Jammu -The Dispatch
A health worker collects swab samples for COVID-19 tests in Jammu -The Dispatch

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Union territory on Tuesday witnessed a single death due to Covid-19 while as 143 fresh positive cases were also reported, taking the number of total active cases in the UT to 2,435.

With one more death the death toll in the UT has reached to 4,358 and 143 fresh positive cases reported on Tuesday has pushed the tally of positive cases to 318,991.

Of the exact number of 318,991 cases, 198,092 are from the Kashmir division and 120,899 from Jammu division. Officials told  that among 143 new cases, 82 belong to the Kashmir division. while as 51 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in the Kashmir division has reached to 198,092 including 194,476 recoveries and 2,231 deaths while as total number of positive cases in the Jammu division has reached to 120,899 including 117,722 recoveries and 2,127 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 2,435 including 1,385 from Kashmir division and 1,050 from Jammu division.

With 416 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 312,198 which is 97.87 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 41 from Srinagar, 17 from Baramulla, 08 from Budgam, 07 from Pulwama, 02 from Kupwara, 06 from Anantnag, 02 from Bandipora, 08 from Ganderbal, 01 from Kulgam and 00 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 51 from Jammu division include 10 from Jammu, 06 from Udhampur, 09 from Rajouri, 03 from Doda, 00 from Kathua, 03 from Samba, 05 from Kishtwar, 07 from Poonch, 08 from Ramban and 00 from Reasi,” officials disclosed

Meanwhile, authorities on Tuesday said that no fresh case of Mucormycosis popularly known as black fungus was reported in the UT and tally stands at 31. One covid death has been reported from Government Medical college Anantnag. (KNO)


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