COVID-19:  One person dies; 91 fresh cases in J&K

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Srinagar records 30 cases, case tally at 340,924 death toll reaches to 4,525, active cases reaches to 1,296, recovery rate at 98.28 percent

Srinagar, Dec 28 : Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday reported one more death and 91 fresh positive cases of COVID-19, thus taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 1,296.

With one more death, the death toll in J&K has reached to 4,525 and 91 fresh positive cases reported on Tuesday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 340,924.

Of the exact number of 340,924 cases, 214,818 are from Kashmir division and 126,106 from Jammu division.

Officials told the news agency that among 98 new cases, 59 belong to Kashmir division while as 32 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 214,818 including 211,541 recoveries and 2,328 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 126,106 including 123,562 recoveries and 2,197 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 1,296 including 949 from Kashmir division and 347 from Jammu division.

With 127 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 335,103 which is 98.28 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 30 from Srinagar, 03 from Baramulla, 05 from Budgam, 03 from Pulwama, 04 from Kupwara, 00 from Anantnag, 05 from Bandipora, 09 from Ganderbal, 00 each from Kulgam and 00 Shopian in Kashmir division while as 32 from Jammu division include  20 from Jammu division, 01 from Udhampur, 02 from Rajouri, 06 from Doda, 01 from Kathua, 00 from Samba, 00 from Kishtwar, 02 from Poonch, 00 from Ramban and 00 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

Meanwhile, authorities said that no fresh cases of Mucormycosis popularly known as black fungus was reported in the UT and the tally stands at 50.

As per officials figures, 78,669 positive cases including 883 deaths and 77,342 recoveries are from Srinagar, 25,948 including 290 deaths and 25,501 recoveries are from Baramulla, 24,476 including 24,208 recoveries and 216 deaths are from Budgam, 15,711 including 15,481 recoveries and 195 deaths are from Pulwama, 14,960 including 167 deaths and 14,725 recoveries are from Kupwara, 16,731 including 16,504 recoveries and 208 deaths are from Anantnag, 10,169 cases including 10,008 and 111 deaths are from Bandipora, 10,989 including 10,795 recoveries and 82 deaths are from Ganderbal, 11,547 including 11,420 recoveries and 117 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,618 including 5,557 recoveries and 59 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 54,139 including 52,739 recoveries and 1,156 deaths are from Jammu district, 11,474 including 11,325 recoveries and 139 deaths are from Udhampur, 11,376 including 11,123 recoveries and 239 deaths are from Rajouri, 8,037 including 7,867 recoveries and 136 deaths are from Doda, 9,383 including 9,225 recoveries and 153 deaths are from Kathua, 7,175 including 7,052 recoveries and 120 deaths are from Samba, 4,854 including 4,801 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Kishtwar, 6,596 including 6,479 recoveries and 100 deaths are from Poonch, 6,073 including 6,001 recoveries and 67 deaths are from Ramban and 6,997 including 6,950 recoveries and 43 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin 5,157,331 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 8,293 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 1,296 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 4,710,745 persons have completed the surveillance period and 432,472 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 19,133,058 samples are available. Out of 19,133,058 the number of samples tested negative stands at 18,792,134 while as 340,924 have tested positive, among them 1,296 persons are active, 335,103 persons have recovered and 4,525 persons have died