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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 133 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the infection count to 1,21,786, while five fatalities in the last 24 hours raised the death toll to 1,891, officials said.Fifty-eight of the fresh cases were from the Jammu Division and 75 from the Kashmir Division of the union territory, they said.The officials said Jammu district recorded a maximum of 37 new COVID-19 cases, followed by 29 in Srinagar district.While three districts — Doda, Kulgam and Reasi — did not report any fresh cases, 13 other districts had fresh cases in single digit. Besides Jammu and Srinagar, Kupwara and Pooch were the only districts to report more than 10 cases in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases dropped to 2,684 in the union territory, while 1,17,211 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.Two of the new deaths linked to COVID-19 were from the Jammu division and three from the Kashmir valley, they said.According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 1,21,786 positive cases, 2,684 are Active Positive, 1,17,211 have recovered and 1,891 have died; 701 in Jammu division and 1,190 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 39,43,822 test results available, 38,22,036 samples have been tested as negative till 4th January, 2021.Till date 9,04,156 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 16,963 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 2,684 in isolation and 33,691 in home surveillance. Besides, 8,48,927 persons have completed their surveillance period.Meanwhile, Ladakh’s COVID-19 caseload climbed to 9,956 as six more people tested positive for the disease, officials said.All the six fresh cases were reported from Leh district, they said.So far, Ladakh has recorded a total of 127 COVID-19 deaths with Leh alone accounting for 84, the officials said.With the recovery of 10 more patients, all from Leh, the union territory’s active caseload stands at 257 (246 in Leh district and 11 in Kargil district), they said.A total of 9,172 patients have recovered after successful treatment, according to the officials.With the six fresh cases, Leh’s tally has risen to 7,459. Kargil’s COVID-19 caseload stands at 2,097, the officials said.
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