Covid-19: Lowest Number In 71 Days Test Positive In J&K

A healthcare worker administers a jab of covid-19 vaccine to a farmer in Khag area of central Kashmir's Budgam district | KO photo by Abid Bhat

Firdaus Ali

Srinagar: The Coronavirus graph continues to show a declining trend in Jammu and Kashmir as 635 new cases were recorded on Wednesday, the lowest daily single-day count after 71 days, even as 12 more people lost the battle with the deadly infection in the Union territory during the last 24 hours.

While 442 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported from Kashmir Valley, the remaining 193, officials said, were detected from various parts of the Jammu division thus taking the total number of people infected by the virus across J&K to 309361.

Giving district-wise details of the new cases, the official said that Srinagar reported 129, Baramulla 64, Budgam 76, Pulwama 27, Kupwara 26, Anantnag 49, Bandipora 23, Ganderbal 17, Kulgam 23, Shopian 8, Jammu 54, Udhampur 22, Rajouri 19, Doda 32, Kathua 16, Samba 3, Kishtwar 9, Poonch 14 and Ramban 24 fresh cases of Covid-19. No new case was reported in Reasi district.

Also, officials said 1649 more patients have recovered, 541 from Jammu Division and 1108 from Kashmir. So far, 293763 people have recovered, leaving the active positive cases at 11381 in J-K—4190 in Jammu and 7191 in Kashmir.

Regarding the fatalities, the officials said that six each were reported from Jammu Division and Kashmir valley, taking the overall fatality count since the outbreak of pandemic last year in J&K to 4217.

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