Covid-19 in J&K- Nearly 2000 Test Positive in Single Day

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243 Travellers, 12 Minors Among Infected; Eight More Succumb to Virus

Srinagar: At least 243 travellers, twelve minors and six security personnel were among 1965 new cases of coronavirus detected across Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, while the deadly infection also claimed lives of eight more people raising the fatality count to 2,092.

Among the new cases, officials said, 1176 were reported from Kashmir Valley and the remaining 789 from Jammu division taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 154407. Among those infected include 243 travelers—108 in Jammu division and 135 in Kashmir—besides 12 minors and six security forces men.

Giving district wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 590, Baramulla 198, Budgam 68, Pulwama 62, Kupwara 54, Anantnag 105, Bandipora 13, Ganderbal 23, Kulgam 35, Shopian 28, Jammu 469, Udhampur 68, Rajouri 45, Doda 27, Kathua 31, Samba 31, Kishtwar 15, Poonch 13, Ramban 39 and Reasi 51 new cases of coronavirus.

There are 16094 actives cases in the J&K—6761 in Jammu and 9333 in Kashmir. Moreover, they said, 791 more COVID-19 patients have recovered—242 from Jammu Division and 549 from the Valley.

Regarding the fresh deaths, they said, two were from Jammu division and six from valley. (With GNS inputs)

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