SRINAGAR: Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir inched close to 5000 mark on Saturday as 148 more people, including 22 CRPF personnel tested Covid-19 positive, taking the number of infected people in the Union Territory to 4878.
Of the new cases, 38 were reported in Jammu and the rest in the Kashmir region. These included at least 22 CRPF personnel from Kulgam district of south Kashmir and 35 people who had returned to the Union territory recently, they said.
Kulgam district has the highest caseload at 45, followed by Shopian with 15 instances of the infection, the officials said, adding that only Reasi and Kishtwar reported no fresh case.
Among the total cases, 3,743 are in Kashmir, while 1,135 are in Jammu region,” an official said.
With 2,269 cured of the disease, the number of active cases stood at 2,554 of which 1,813 were in Kashmir and 741 in Jammu, officials said, adding the union territory has so far witnessed 55 coronavirus-related deaths.
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