Covid-19 Upsurge: 309 New Cases, 4 More Deaths In J&K

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Srinagar-  Jammu and Kashmir reported 309 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, highest this year so far, taking the infection tally to 1,29,993, while as four more deaths took the death toll to 1,989, officials said.

Among the new cases which included 51 travellers, 63 were from the Jammu division and 246 from the Kashmir division, they said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest 123 cases, including 35 travellers, followed by 49 in Jammu district and 46 in Baramulla district, officials said.

Five districts did not report any new cases, while nine others had cases in single digits. Budgam, Pulwama and Kupwara were the other districts to register cases in double digits, officials said.

The number of active cases, which has been rising steadily over the past week, currently stands at 2,001 while 1,26,003 patients have recovered so far, officials said.

The COVID-19 death toll in the union territory has risen to 1,989 after four fresh deaths — three Jammu and one from Kashmir valley — were reported in the last 24 hours, they added.

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