162 More Test Positive For Covid-19, J&K Tally At 1921


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

Srinagar- One hundred sixty two more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the number of cases in J&K to 1921, officials said.

“162 new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 124 of them are from Kashmir, 38 are from Jammu,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 27 cases were reported from Kulgam, 26 from Kupwara, 21 from Pulwama, 20 from Srinagar, 12 from Shopian,11 each from Udhampur & Poonch,10 from Baramulla, four each from Anantnag & Jammu, three each from Reasi, Samba & Kathua, two each from  Bandipora, Budgam & Rajouri and one from Ramban, they said.

They said that 21 patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 1,921, out of which 1,535 are in Kashmir, while 386 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 1041 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in J&K — 753 in Kashmir and 288 in Jammu — and 854 (759 from Kashmir and 95 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 26 COVID-19 (23 from Kashmir, 3 from Jammu) deaths so far, including the two that took place on Wednesday.

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