J&K Logs 835 Corona Cases, Highest This Year

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded the highest single day spike in corona cases this year as 835 more people, including 162 travellers tested positive for the virus, while the deadly infection also claimed one life in Kashmir Valley during the last 24 hours.

While the Valley reported 555 fresh cases of coronavirus, the remaining 280 were detected from the Jammu division, taking the number of people infected by the virus since the outbreak of pandemic last year to 135662 across J&K, officials said.

Giving district-wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 349, Baramulla 74, Budgam 24, Pulwama 8, Kupwara 31, Anantnag 22, Bandipora 18, Ganderbal 7, Kulgam 18, Shopian 4, Jammu 148, Udhampur 35, Rajouri 9, Doda 4, Kathua 20, Samba 8, Kishtwar 4, Poonch 3, Ramban 2and Reasi 47 fresh cases of infection.

Also, one more person— an 80-year-old patient from Singhpora Baramulla—died due to the virus, taking the total toll to 2019—745 in Jammu region and 1274 in Kashmir.

Moreover, officials said, 246 more COVID-19 patients have recovered—22 from Jammu Division and 224 from Kashmir Division. The number of active cases rose to 5623—1688in Jammu and 3935 in Kashmir. (With GNS inputs)

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