3,027 fresh COVID cases, 60 fatalities in J&K

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Jammu Distt tops in daily tally; 3 deaths, 161 cases in Ladakh

STATE TIMES NEWS

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 3,027 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its tally to 2,36,790 while 60 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,027, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 1,511 were from the Jammu division and 1,516 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.
Jammu district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 534, followed by 379 in Srinagar and 308 in Budgam.
According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 236790 positive cases in the Union Territory, 52001 are Active Positive, 181762 have recovered and 3027have died; 1371in Jammu division and 1656 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 7850973test results available, 7614183 samples have been tested as negative till 1May 14, 2021.
Till date 1950539 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 71854 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 52001 in isolation and 119379in home surveillance. Besides, 1704278 persons have completed their surveillance period.
With Jammu topping the daily spike, Srinagar district witnessed downward trend in the past 20 dys.
“371 Positive Cases in Srinagar today is the lowest in last 20 days. Still not a good data for a good conclusion. Pl remember, the virus loves to troll. Loves to ambush,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Assad tweeted.
In an official handout, the Deputy Commissioner said that district administration is working on a war footing basis to break the chain of transmission of corona virus infection in district Srinagar.
While giving details, the DC said that from May 01, to May 14, 2021 Srinagar district recordes total 14200 COVID-19 positive cases and 38292 COVID-19 tests were conducted during the same period. “About 11500 patients recovered from the disease while 109 patients died due to Corrona virus in the same time span”, the DC added
The DC further said that after imposing corrona curfew on May 2, the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases was seen on May 4 with 1311 positive cases, but since May 5 we have witnessed continuous decline in number of positive cases with lowest 379 cases today on same or higher testing rates. He said the district administration has worked hard to ensure strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols to break the chain of corrona virus and save precious human lives.
Meanwhile, three more patients died of coronavirus in Ladakh, taking the death toll in the union territory to 161, while the infection count reached 15,916 with 109 fresh cases, officials said.
Of the 109 new cases, 86 were reported in Leh district and 23 in Kargil district, they said.
There are now 1,547 — 1279 in Leh and 268 in Kargil — active coronavirus cases in the UT, the officials said.
As many as 82 patients in Leh and 24 in Kargil were discharged after they were cured of the infection in the past 24 hours, they said.
A total of 14,208 persons have been cured in Ladakh so far, the officials added.
The total fatalities in the UT included 117 in Leh and 44 in Kargil, they said.