J&K records 291 fresh COVID cases, 7 more deaths



Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s COVID-19 caseload surged to 1,19,344 on Thursday with 291 fresh infections, while the death toll climbed to 1,860 as seven more people succumbed to the disease, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 147 were from the Kashmir division and 144 from the Jammu division, they said. Jammu district recorded the maximum fresh cases at 94, followed by 66 in Srinagar.
The number of active cases in the union territory stands at 3,540, while 1,13,944 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.
Of the latest fatalities, four were reported from Jammu and three from Kashmir, they said.
Meanwhile, the Union Territory of Ladakh has recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases in a day taking the infection tally to 9,309, while 46 patients have been cured during the same period, officials said.
Out of the 13 fresh cases, 11 were reported in Leh district and two in Kargil, they said. Forty-six patients recovered from the viral disease in a day, bringing down the number of active cases in the region to 237. Leh district has 216 active cases and Kargil 21.
So far, 125 people have died of COVID-19 in the Union Territory. Eighty-two deaths were reported from Leh district and 43 from Kargil. Out of 46 recovered cases, the officials said 12 patients were discharged in Kargil and 36 others in Leh.
The number of recovered cases has now gone up to 8,947, which is 96 per cent of the total cases registered in the Union Territory since the outbreak of the pandemic in March.


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