397 Test Covid Positive In J&K As Cases Dip

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Srinagar- After crossing 700-mark for several days, the daily Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir dropped to 397 on Monday, while one more person succumbed to the deadly infection in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

According to officials, Kashmir Valley registered 275 fresh cases of novel Coronavirus while 122 others were detected from various districts of Jammu division, taking the number of people infected since the onset of pandemic in J&K to 465163.

In the Valley, officials said, Srinagar reported the highest 105 new cases of virus, Baramulla 88, Anantnag 21, Kupwara 18, Budgam 13, Pulwama and Kulgam 10 each. No new cases were reported from Ganderbal and Shopian districts.

In the winter capital, they said, Jammu registered a maximum of 80 new cases of virus, Ramban 8, Rajouri and Samba 7 each, Udhampur and Kathua six each and two each in Poonch and Doda. The twin districts of Reasi and Kishtwar reported no new cases of Covid-19.

Also, the officials said, one more person succumbed to the deadly infection in Jammu division during the last 24 hours. So far, 4772 people have died in the pandemic in J&K —2343 in Jammu division and 2429 in the Valley.

“Moreover, 704 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 287 from Jammu division and 417 from Kashmir division,” they added.

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