J&K Sees Lowest Number Of Cases After 2 Months


The relaxation in corona lockdown drew large crowds to Srinagar’s marketplaces on Monday causing frequent traffic jams. KO Photo, Abid Bhat

Firdaus Ali

Srinagar: Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir reported a considerable decline on Monday as 977 more people, the lowest in two-months, tested positive for the virus even as the deadly infection claimed lives of 16 more people in the Union territory during the last 24 hours.

For the first time since April 8, J&K reported less than a thousand cases, officials said Monday. Out of the new 977 new cases, they said689 were confirmed from the Valley and the remaining 288 from Jammu division thus taking the total number of people infected since the outbreak of virus in J&K to 301467. The lowest number of 808 cases was reported in J&K on April 8.

Giving district-wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 161 cases, Baramulla 44,Budgam 103, Pulwama 95, Kupwara 107, Anantnag 66, Bandipora 35, Ganderbal 42, Kulgam 28, Shopian 8, Jammu 100, Udhampur 34, Rajouri 29, Doda 36, Kathua 7, Samba 18, Kishtwar 17, Poonch 12, Ramban 22 and Reasi 13.

Regarding the 16 fatalities, officials said, seven more people died of Covid-19 in Jammu Division and nine others succumbed to the virus at various healthcare facilities in the Valley.

Moreover, they said, 4178 more patients have recovered, 1178 from Jammu Division and 3000 from Kashmir. There are 23524 active positive cases—8723 in Jammu and 14801 in Kashmir.

Also, one fresh confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) has been reported today, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 16 in J&K.

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