J&K records 126 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths



Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 126 new coronavirus cases that raised the tally to 1,22,049, while three more fatalities pushed the death count to 1,900, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 73 were reported from the Jammu division and 53 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.
The officials said Jammu district recorded the highest of 48 cases, followed by 23 in Srinagar district.
While three districts — Anantnag, Kulgam and Reasi — did not report any fresh cases, 14 other districts had fresh cases in single digits. Besides Jammu and Srinagar, Ganderbal was the only district to report more than 10 cases in the past 24 hours, they said.
The number of active COVID-19 cases dropped to 2,459 in the union territory, while 1,17,690 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.
The UT reported three COVID-19 deaths — all from the Kashmir valley — in the past 24 hours, they said.
According to thedaily Media Bulletin, out of 1,22,049 positive cases, 2,459 are Active Positive, 1,17,690 have recovered and 1,900 have died; 706 in Jammu division and 1,194 in Kashmir division. The Bulletin further said that out of 39,89,145 test results available, 38,67,096 samples have been tested as negative till 6th January, 2021. Till date 9,20,501 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 21,091 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 2,459 in isolation and 32,811 in home surveillance. Besides, 8,62,240 persons have completed their surveillance period.


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