J&K Adds 557 New Cases, Two Covid Deaths

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Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir reported on Saturday 557 fresh cases of novel Coronavirus, the highest ever single-day spike in over five months, even as two more people succumbed to the deadly infection in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

According to the officials, Kashmir Valley detected 275 new cases of Covid-19 while 282 were reported from Jammu division, taking the total number of people infected since the onset of pandemic in J&K to 459544.

In the Valley, Srinagar reported the highest 157 new cases of virus, followed by Baramulla with 42, Kupwara 22, Budgam 13, Ganderbal and Bandipora 11 each, Anantnag 10, Kulgam 6 and Pulwama 3.

In the winter capital, officials said, Jammu reported a maximum of 169 new cases of virus, Kathua 30, Udhampur 23, Rajouri 15, Doda 13, Poonch 11, Ramban 9, Kishtwar and Samba 6 cases each.

Also, the officials said that two more people succumbed to the deadly infection during the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 4763 in J&K—2337 in Jammu and 2426 in Kashmir.

“Moreover, 165 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 83 from Jammu division and 82from Kashmir division,” they added.

CJ Calls For Measures To Contain Covid Spread

Chief Of J&K and Ladakh High Court Justice Pankaj Mithal has directed ensuring of all necessary precautions such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance in all courts in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in
letter and spirit to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection.

“Keeping in view the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir in general and District Jammu & Srinagar in particular, the Chief Justice High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh has been pleased to direct that necessary precautions such as maintenance of social distance, wearing of masks and observance of SOPs, shall be observed by the general public as well as the other stakeholders within the court complexes of the High Court and Subordinate Courts in letter and spirit in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection,” Sanjeev Gupta, Registrar General of the court said in an order.

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