COVID-19: 3 more die, 250 test positive in J-K

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Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) on Wednesday recorded three deaths due to COVID-19 taking the death toll to 1,853 in the Union Territory while 250 positive cases were reported taking the tally of positive cases to 1,19,053.

Among 250 new cases, 115 belong to Kashmir division while 135 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 70,050 including 67,123 recoveries and 1,171 deaths while the total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached to 49,003 including 46,522 recoveries and 682 deaths.

Unnamed officials told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that a total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 3,555 including 1,756 from Kashmir division and 1,799 from Jammu division.

With 338 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 113,645 which is 95.45 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 49 from Srinagar, 14 from Baramulla, 17 from Budgam, 07 from Kupwara, 13 from Pulwama, 01 from Anantnag, 03 from Bandipora, 06 from Ganderbal, 02 from Kulgam and 03 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 135 from Jammu division include 98 from Jammu, 08 from Udhampur, 10 from Rajouri, 05 from Doda, 03 from Kathua, 01 from Kishtwar, 05 from Samba, 00 from Poonch, 00 from Ramban and 05 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

Notably, in the last 24 hours, three persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died, among them two belong to Kashmir division and one to Jammu division.

As per the information bulletin, 855,949 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 19,919 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 3,555 persons are in isolation. While 80,3049 persons have completed surveillance period and 27,573 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 3,609,605 samples are available.

Out of 3,609,605 the number of samples tested negative stands at 3,490,552 while 119,053 have tested positive, among them 3,555 persons are active, 113,645 persons have recovered and 1,853 persons have died. (KNO)

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