Srinagar- 108 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the number of cases in J&K to 5,406, officials said.
“108 new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 81 are from Kashmir, 27 of them are from Jammu, ” the officials said.
The cases detected on Wednesday included 22 persons who had returned to Jammu and Kashmir recently.
Shopian district, in south Kashmir, had the highest number of cases at 27, followed by Srinagar & Udhampur districts at 17 cases each, Kupwara at nine , Kulgam & Baramulla at seven each, Budgam at five, Anantnag at four, Rajouri& Reasi at three each, Pulwama, Bandipora & Ramban at two each and Ganderbal & Kathua at one each, the officials said.
They said four districts Jammu, Doda, Kishtwar and Poonch had no fresh cases.
The officials said that 133 more patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.
The number of confirmed cases has now reached 5,406, out of which 4,172 are in Kashmir, while 1,234 are in Jammu, the officials said.
There are 2,428 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in J&K — 1,762 in Kashmir and 666 in Jammu — and 2,914 (2,353 from Kashmir and 561 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.
The J&K has witnessed 64 COVID-19 (57 from Kashmir, 7 from Jammu) deaths so far, including the one that took place on Wednesday.
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