4650 More Test Positive, 37 Succumb To Virus in J&K

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Srinagar: Coronavirus cases continue to show a massive surge in Jammu and Kashmir as 4650 more people tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, highest ever single-day spike in infections so far, while the deadly infection claimed lives of 37 others across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

According to the officials, 25 people succumbed to the infection in Jammu division while 12 people died of virus at different hospitals in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, raising the overall fatality count since the outbreak of pandemic last year to 2458 in J&K.

About the fresh cases of infection, officials said, 3178 were reported from Kashmir Valley while 1463 from Jammu division, taking the number of people infected across J&K to 191869.

Providing district-wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 1311 cases, Baramulla 352, Budgam 386, Pulwama 240, Kupwara 96, Anantnag 417, Bandipora 107, Ganderbal 31, Kulgam 162, Shopian 85, Jammu 598, Udhampur 220, Rajouri 205, Doda 81, Kathua 134, Samba 50, Kishtwar 15, Poonch 72, Ramban 49 and Reasi 39.

Also, 1878 patients –631 from Jammu and 1247 from Kashmir –recovered in the last 24 hour. There are 37302 active positive cases in the J&K, they added.

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