2 Expecting Mother Among 73 New Covid-19 Positive in J&K 


A doctor displays a collected sample of a person in a Redzone area of Srinagar. KO Photo: Abid Bhat

SrinagarSeventy-three more people, including two expecting mothers tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the number of cases in the Union territory to 1390, officials said.

“73 cases have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours,” the officials said, adding that 31 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals.

Of the fresh cases, 37 are from Kashmir and 36 are from the Jammu region, they said.

In Kashmir, 17 cases were reported from Kupwara, eight from Baramulla, five each from Anantnag & Kulgam and one each from Pulwama & Bandipora districts, while 20 cases were reported from Jammu, five from Udhampur, three each from Kishtwar & Ramban, two from Samba and one each from Poonch, Reasi & Kathua districts, they said.

The new cases in a day brought the tally to 1,390 in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

“Of these, 1188 are in Kashmir, while 202 are in the Jammu region,” the officials added.

A total of 678 people (612 in Kashmir, 66 in Jammu) have recovered from the infection, leaving 694 active cases in the Union Territory – 560 in Kashmir and 134 in the Jammu region.

The UT has witnessed 18 (16 from Kashmir, 2 from Jammu) coronavirus-related deaths , including the one that took place on Wednesday.

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