J&K Adds 739 New Covid Cases

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Srinagar- Coronavirus surge continues in Jammu and Kashmir as 739 more people tested positive for Covid-19, even as no fatality was reported from the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

According to officials, 543 cases of novel Coronavirus were reported from Kashmir Valley and 196 others from Jammu division, taking the total number of people infected since the onset of pandemic in J&K to 466643.

In the Valley, they said, Srinagar detected the highest 235 new cases of virus followed by Baramulla with 165, Budgam 57, Kupwara 28, Anantnag 21, Bandipora 16, Kulgam 11, Ganderbal 5, Pulwama 3 and Shopian 2.

In the winter capital, officials said, Jammu reported a maximum of 129 new cases of infection, Rajouri 13, Udhampur 11, Kishtwar 12, Samba 9, Doda, Kathua and Ramban six each and Poonch 4. No new cases were detected in Reasi district.

Also, the officials said that the death toll in the pandemic remained unchanged at 4773 in J&K—2344 in Jammu division and 2429 in the Valley, as no fresh fatality was reported during the last 24 hours.

“Moreover, 645 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 220 from Jammu division and 425from Kashmir division,” they added.

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