349 More Test Positive As Cases Surge in J&K

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Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir continued to witness a spurt in coronavirus cases for the second straight day Thursday as 349 more people tested positive for the virus while three more people succumbed to the deadly infection during the last 24 hours.

According to officials, Jammu division reported on Thursday 202 fresh cases of novel coronavirus while the remaining 147 were detected across the Valley, taking the total number of people infected since the outbreak of pandemic in J&K to 342768.

In the Valley, officials said that Srinagar reported the highest 80 new cases of virus, Baramulla 21, Budgam 16, Pulwama and Bandipora 9 each, Kupwara 6, Ganderbal 5 and Shopian 1. The twin districts of Anantnag and Kulgam registered no new cases of virus.

In the winter capital, officials said, Jammu reported a maximum of 119 new cases of virus, Reasi 33, Udhampur 14, Poonch 13, Rajouri 8, Doda and Kathua 7 each, Kishtwar 4, Samba 2 and Ramban 1.

“Moreover, 116 Covid-19 patients recovered during the time, 32 from Jammu Division and 84 from Kashmir,” the officials said.

Also, they said that three more people succumbed to Covid-19 related complications, two from Jammu and one from Kashmir, during the last 24 hours, they said. So far 4533 persons—2201 in Jammu and 2332 in Kashmir—have died due to the virus, they said.

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