COVID terror in J&K: 07 die, 5,992 new positive cases

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Figure highest ever since pandemic outbreak, Sgr tops list with 1,306 cases; Case tally at 378,661 death toll mounts to 4,586 ,active cases increase to 31,044, recovery rate goes down to 90.59

Srinagar, Jan 20 : The Jammu and Kashmir Union territory on Thursday reported seven deaths and biggest ever spike of 5,992 cases, highest ever since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, pushing the number of active cases to 31,044.

Notably, it is highest ever spike in cases since outbreak of pandemic in March 2019.

With seven more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached 4,586 and 5,992 fresh positive cases reported on Thursday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 378,661.

Of the exact number of 378,661 cases, 238,227 are from Kashmir division and 140,434 from Jammu division.

Officials told the news agency that among 5,992 new cases, 4,072 belong to Kashmir division while as 1,920 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 238,227 including 215,369 recoveries and 2,349 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 140,434 including 127,662 recoveries and 2,237 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 31,044 including 20,509 from Kashmir division and 10,535 from Jammu division.

With 1,177 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 343,031 which is 90.59 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 1,306 from Srinagar, 825 from Baramulla, 636 from Budgam, 125 from Pulwama, 137 from Kupwara, 259 from Anantnag, 237 from Bandipora, 270 from Ganderbal, 243 from Kulgam and 34 Shopian in Kashmir division while as 1,920 from Jammu division include 1,217 from Jammu district, 200 from Udhampur, 70 from Rajouri, 72 from Doda, 105 from Kathua, 86 from Samba, 47 from Kishtwar, 23 from Poonch, 42 from Ramban and 58 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 51.

As per officials figures, 87,021 positive cases including 889 deaths and 78,765 recoveries are from Srinagar, 30,876 including 292 deaths and 25,965 recoveries are from Baramulla, 27,963 including 24,988 recoveries and 222 deaths are from Budgam, 16,545 including 15,660 recoveries and 195 deaths are from Pulwama, 16,138 including 170 deaths and 15,091 recoveries are from Kupwara, 18,333 including 16,563 recoveries and 211 deaths are from Anantnag, 11,267 cases including 10,214 and 111 deaths are from Bandipora, 11,700 including 10,989 recoveries and 82 deaths are from Ganderbal, 12,652 including 11,573 recoveries and 118 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,732 including 5,561 recoveries and 59 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 62,547 including 54,695 recoveries and 1,177 deaths are from Jammu district, 12,779 including 11,603 recoveries and 143 deaths are from Udhampur, 11,946 including 11,275 recoveries and 242 deaths are from Rajouri, 8,437 including 7,982 recoveries and 138 deaths are from Doda, 10,336 including 9,604 recoveries and 157 deaths are from Kathua, 7,886 including 7,209 recoveries and 120 deaths are from Samba, 5,062 including 4,904 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Kishtwar, 7,089 including 6,677 recoveries and 104 deaths are from Poonch, 6,325 including 6,087 recoveries and 68 deaths are from Ramban and 8,027 including 7,626 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin 5,589,268 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 7,898 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 31,044 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 5,115,489 persons have completed the surveillance period and 430,251 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 20,605,493 samples are available. Out of 20,605,493 the number of samples tested negative stands at 20,226,832 while as 378,661 have tested positive, among them 31,044 persons are active, 343,031 persons have recovered and 4,586 persons have died