Srinagar: Coronavirus cases continue to show a rapid surge in Jammu and Kashmir as 3474 more people tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, the biggest single day spike this year, while 26 more people succumbed to the infection across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.
Among the victims, officials said, seventeen belonged to different parts of Jammu division while nine hailed from various districts of the Valley. Among others, they said, the victims included three women aged between 50-65 from Kulgam district in south Kashmir, a 75-year-old woman from Anantnag and a 68-year-old man from Batmaloo here.
With these deaths, the fatality count since the outbreak of pandemic last year has reached 2253 in J&K.
According to the officials, 2134 new cases of coronavirus were detected in Kashmir Valley while 1024 infections were confirmed positive from Jammu Division, thus taking the total number of people infected by the virus in Union Territory to 172551.
Providing district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 1017 cases, Baramulla 429, Budgam 268, Pulwama 137, Kupwara 71, Anantnag 228, Bandipora 51, Ganderbal 57, Kulgam 181, Shopian 11, Jammu 489, Udhampur 128, Rajouri 111, Doda 48, Kathua 58, Samba 77, Kishtwar 21, Poonch 32, Ramban 17 and Reasi 43.
Moreover, they said, 1617 more patients have recovered—710 from Jammu Division and 907 from Kashmir Valley. There are 26144 active positive cases in J&K, 9815 in Jammu and 16329 in the Valley.
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