28 More Test Covid-19 Positive, J&K Tally Crosses 1300-Mark

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A doctor stands in a protective booth during the collection of samples for COVID-19 testing in a Red zone area of Srinagar,KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir crossed thirteen-hundred mark on Tuesday after 28 more people tested positive for virus, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 22 are from Kashmir and 6 are from the Jammu region, the officials said.

In Kashmir, 11 cases were reported from Anantnag 7 from Kulgam, 2 from Baramulla ,1 each from from Ganderbal & Pulwama districts. In Jammu division, 2 each cases were reported from Udhampur & Kathua, 1 each  from Samba & Rajouri districts, they said.

They said that 38 patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.

The new cases in a day brought the tally to 1,317 in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

“Of these, 1151 are in Kashmir, while 166 are in the Jammu region,” the officials added.

A total of 647 people (585 in Kashmir, 62 in Jammu) have recovered from the infection, leaving 653 active cases in the Union Territory – 551 in Kashmir and 102 in the Jammu region, they said.

The UT has witnessed 17 (15 from Kashmir, 2 from Jammu) coronavirus-related deaths , including the one that took place on Tuesday.

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