J&K hits record 6,570 one-day COVID-19 cases; 14 more die



JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 6,570 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic began, taking the infection tally to 4,09,166, while 14 people succumbed-seven each in the Valley and the Jammu Division– to the disease in the last 24 hours, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 1,555 were from the Jammu division and 5,015 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, the officials said.
This is the highest single-day spike in fresh cases since the first Covid case was detected in Kashmir in March 2020, surpassing the previous high of 6,568 infection on January 22 this year.
The officials said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 1,450 new cases, followed by 971 cases in Budgam district.
There are 47,376 active cases in the Union Territory, while the number of recovered patients was 3,57,163, the officials said.
The 14 new fatalities, the highest in a day in over seven months, pushed the death toll from the pandemic to 4,627 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Ladakh has reported 163 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 24,818 while the active cases in the union territory has come down to 1244, officials said. The union territory has recorded 222 Covid-related deaths — 164 in Leh and 58 in Kargil — since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, they said.
There was no death reported from union territory on Monday, they said.
As many as 174 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals in Ladakh. Of these, 129 were discharged in Leh and 45 in Kargil, they said.
With these, the total number of cured patients is 23,352, they said.
Of the total of 163 fresh cases from the Union territory, 129 such cases were reported from Leh district and 34 from Kargil district, they said.
The total number of COVID-19 active cases in Ladakh has gone down to 1244 including 1044 in Leh and 200 in Kargil district.