Corona Comeback: 505 More Test Positive As Cases Shoot Up in J&K

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Srinagar- The daily Coronavirus cases continue to shoot up in Jammu and Kashmir as 505 more people tested positive for the virus, the highest ever single-day spike in over five months, even as no fresh fatality was reported from the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

Of the new cases, officials said, 228 were registered in Kashmir Valley and 277 from Jammu division, thus taking the number of people infected since the onset of the pandemic in J&K to 458456.

In Valley, Srinagar, the capital city reported the highest 144 new cases of virus, followed by Baramulla with 38, Kupwara 23, Budgam six, Bandipora five, Kulgam four, Anantnag three, Pulwama and Ganderbal two each and Shopian one, officials said.

In the winter capital, they said, Jammu detected a maximum of 200 new cases of Coronavirus, Udhampur 25, Kathua 14, Kishtwar 11, Poonch eight, Samba six, Rajouri and Doda five each and Reasi three.

Also, the officials said that the death toll remained unchanged at 4761in J&K—2336 in Jammu and 2425 in Kashmir, as no fresh fatality was reported during the last 24 hours in the Union Territory.

“Moreover, 152 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 97 from Jammu division and 55 from Kashmir division,” they added.

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