Cases Hit Record High in J&K; 3532 Test Positive, 30 More Die


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Srinagar: Coronavirus cases continue to show no sign of decline as Jammu and Kashmir reported on Friday the biggest ever single day spike of 3532 fresh cases even as the deadly infection claimed the lives of 30 more people across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

While 2360 new cases were reported from Kashmir Valley, 1172 were detected in Jammu division thus taking the total number of people infected by the virus since last year in J&K to 176083. The active case tally soared to 28359—10660 in Jammu and 17699 in Kashmir Valley.

The officials said Friday that 17 people from Jammu division succumbed to the infection while 13were residents of different parts of the Valley. With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 2283 in J&K—889 in Jammu and 1394 in the Valley.

Among the victims include two women, aged 25-years and 27-years respectively.

A senior official said that among the deaths reported in Jammu, mostly died at GMC Jammu while two others were brought dead and tested positive posthumously. “Of the two persons brought dead was a 27-year-old woman,” the official said.

Among others, the victims from Valley include a 25-year-old woman from Anantnag who died at SKIMS Soura here, two days after she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, the officials said here.

The others include a 54-year-old woman from Eidgah Srinagar,who died at SMHS hospital, a 45-year-old man from Batmaloo also died at SMHS hospital, a 65-year-old man from Shivpora , a 65-year-old man Bagh-e-Mehtab here , a 70-year-old man from Baramulla , a 95-year-old man from Rajbagh, a 65-year-old woman from Bagh-e-Mehtab Srinagar who died at CD hospital, a 60-year-old man from Natipora and a 55-year-old man from Kulgam.

Giving district wise details of the new cases, the officials said that Srinagar reported Srinagar 932, Baramulla 316, Budgam 160, Pulwama 110, Kupwara 206, Anantnag 239, Bandipora 50, Ganderbal 77, Kulgam 165, Shopian 105, Jammu 495, Udhampur 125, Rajouri 133, Doda 37, Kathua 95, Samba 82, Kishtwar 13, Poonch 42, Ramban 74 and Reasi 76.

Moreover, they said, 1287 more patients have recovered—310 from Jammu Division and 977 from Kashmir— in the last 24 hours.


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