STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU/LEH: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 6,253 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the infection count to 3,97,202, while seven deaths due to the disease pushed the toll to 4,605, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 1,754 were from the Jammu division and 4,499 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, the officials said, adding that while three fatalities were reported from the Jammu Division, four were recorded in the Valley.
They said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 1,464 cases followed by 1,075 cases in Jammu district.
While Budgam district in the Valley reported 590 cases in the past 24 hours, Anantnag 578, Baramulla recorded 564, Kupwara 344 cases, Bandipora 261, Ganderbal 320, Kulgam 174 cases, Pulwama 150 and Shopian reported 54 fresh cases.
Similarly, Jammu district reported 1075 cases, Ramban 176, Doda 140, Udhampur 115, Kathua 83, Reasi 48, Samba 47, Rajouri 35, Kishtwar 26 and Poonch district recorded 10 cases of infections during the past 24 hours.
According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 397202 positive cases, 42866 are Active Positive (13233in Jammu Division and 29633 in Kashmir Division), 349731 have recovered and 4605 have died; 2249 in Jammu division and 2356 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 20845604 test results available, 397202 samples have tested positive and 20448402 samples have been tested as negative till date. Besides, 74,785 COVID tests have been conducted in last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Ladakh has reported 283 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising its tally to 24,496, officials said.
Leh district reported 248 fresh cases and Kargil district 35, they added.
According to the officials, no Covid death was reported in the past 24 hours in the union territory and the death toll remained unchanged at 222 — 164 fatalities in Leh and 58 in Kargil.
Ninety more patients were discharged from hospitals in Leh and 19 in Kargil after undergoing successful treatment, taking the number of recovered cases in Ladakh to 22,999.
There are 1,275 active cases in the UT. Of them, 1056 are under treatment in Leh and 219 in Kargil, the officials said.
They said the positivity rate was 3.9 per cent.