Covid Cases Shoot Up, 542 Test Positive In J&K

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Srinagar– In an alarming spurt in daily coronavirus cases, Jammu and Kashmir reported on Friday 542 fresh cases of Covid-19, while one more person succumbed to the deadly infection in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

According to officials, Kashmir Valley detected 254 fresh cases of novel coronavirus while the remaining 288 were detected in the various districts of Jammu division, taking the total number of people infected since the outbreak if pandemic in J&K to 343310.

In the Valley, officials said, Srinagar reported massive spike of 137 new cases of coronavirus, Baramulla 48, Budgam 20, Kulgam 18, Kupwara 17, Anantnag 5, Ganderbal 4, Bandipora 3, and Pulwama 2. Shopian was the only district in the Valley were no fresh case was reported on Friday.

In the winter capital, officials said, Jammu registered a maximum of 176 new cases of virus, Reasi 27, Kathua 23, Udhampur 16, Doda 15, Rajouri 14, Samba 7, Poonch 6 and Kishtwar 4. No fresh cases were reported from Ramban district of Jammu division.

“Moreover, 98more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 31from Jammu Division and67 from Kashmir Division,” the officials said.

Also, they said that one more person died of coronavirus related complications in Jammu division, raising the death toll to 4534 in J&K—2202 in Jammu and 2332 in Kashmir.

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