156 More Test Covid-19 Positive, J&K Tally At 4,730


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Srinagar- 156 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the number of cases in J&K to 4,730, officials said.

“156 new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 88 of them are from Jammu, 68 are from Kashmir,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 38 were reported from Shopian  26 from Kathua, 21 from Ramban,14 from Samba, 12 from Poonch, eight from Jammu, seven from Baramulla, six from Budgam, five each from Kupwara & Srinagar, four from Pulwama, three from Doda, two each from Kulgam & Rajouri and one each from Anantnag, Reasi & Kishtwar, they said.

They said that 266 more patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 4,730 out of which 3,633 are in Kashmir, while 1,097 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 2,591 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in J&K — 1,853 in Kashmir and 738 in Jammu — and 2,086 (1,733 from Kashmir and 353 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 53 COVID-19 deaths so far (47 from Kashmir, 6 from Jammu), including the one that took place on Friday.



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