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Srinagar- 143 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturdy, taking the number of cases in J&K to 3,467, officials said.
“143 new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 100 of them are from Kashmir, 43 are from Jammu,” the officials said.
Among fresh cases, 64 cases were reported from Shopian, 14 from Bandipora, 11 from Kathua, 10 from Jammu, nine from Baramulla, six from Udhampur, four each from Budgam, Rajouri & Ramban, three each from Anantnag, Srinagar, Kulgam & Poonch, two each from Samba & Reasi and one from Doda, they said.
They said that 40 patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.
The number of confirmed cases has now reached 3,467, out of which 2,615 are in Kashmir, while 852 are in Jammu, the officials said.
There are 2,302 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in J&K — 1,646 in Kashmir and 656 in Jammu — and 833 (743 from Kashmir and 90 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.
The J&K has witnessed 40 COVID-19 (35 from Kashmir, 5 from Jammu) deaths so far, including the four deaths that took place on Saturday.
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