J&K logs 4,509 fresh COVID cases, 65 deaths

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135 cases recorded in Ladakh

STATE TIMES NEWS

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 4,509 fresh COVID cases, taking the tally to 2,29,407, while 65 deaths in the past 24 hours pushed the toll 2,912 in the Union Territory, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 1,759 were from the Jammu division and 2,750 from the Kashmir division, they said.
The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 863 cases, followed by 621 in Jammu district and 377 in Baramulla district.
The number of active cases has reached 51,542 in the Union Territory, while 1,74,953 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.
The death toll due to the disease rose to 2,912 as 65 fresh fatalities — 46 in the Jammu region and 19 in the Kashmir valley — were reported in the past 24 hours.
According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 7775092test results available, 7545685 samples have been tested as negative till 12thMay, 2021.
Till date 1932873 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 84984 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 51542 in isolation and 132262in home surveillance. Besides, 1661173 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Acting against violators, police have arrested 145 people and lodged 92 FIRs, besides realising fine to the tune of Rs 1,09,200 from 678 people for violating the COVID guidelines in the Kashmir valley, a spokesman said.
He said 15 vehicles were also seized in Budgam and Kulgam for violating restrictions and indulging in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals.
Four shopkeepers were also booked by the police in Ganderbal and Handwara for violating COVID-19 norms.
Meanwhile, the union territory of Ladakh reported 135 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 15,564, while 130 more people recovered and were discharged from hospitals.
The total number of active cases in the Union Territory has now risen to 1,452, including 1,212 in Leh district and 240 in Kargil district, they said A total of 157 people have died due to coronavirus in the UT so far. While 113 people have died in Leh, the rest of 44 deaths have taken place in Kargil district.
The officials said a total of 137 patients — 127 in Leh and 46 in Kargil — were discharged from hospitals during past 24 hours after successful treatment, taking the number of those who have been cured of the virus to 13,955, which accounted for over 90 percent of the total cases.