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28 more test positive for Covid-19, tally reaches 1,317 in J&K

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Srinagar: Twenty-eight more people, including three pregnant women, tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the number of cases in the Union territory to 1,317, officials said.

While six of the fresh cases are in Jammu, 22 are from Kashmir, they added.

Out of 1,1317 confirmed cases, 1,151 are in Kashmir, while 166 are in Jammu region, the officials said.

They said Tuesday’s cases included three pregnant women.

There were 653 active cases in the Union territory – 551 in Kashmir and 102 in Jammu, the officials said, adding that 647 patients have recovered.

The UT has recorded 17 COVID-19-related deaths.

The officials said that 119155 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 31524 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 87 in Hospital Quarantine, 653 in hospital isolation and 19555 under home surveillance. Besides, 67319 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 137 positive cases with 08 Active Positive, 128 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 169 positive cases with 68 Active Positive, 96 recovered, 05 deaths; Anantnag district has 247 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today), with 157 Active Positive, 87 recovered (including 26 recoveries today),  03 death; Baramulla has 121 positive cases (including 02 reported today) with 26 Active Positive, 91 recovered (including 10 recoveries today), 04 deaths; Shopian has 109 positive cases with 34 Active Positive, 75 recovered; Kupwara has 101 positive cases with 53 Active Positive, 48 recovered; Budgam has 58 positive cases, with 27 Active Positive and 30 recovered cases and 01 death; Ganderbal has 25 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 10 Active cases and 15 recoveries; Kulgam has 166 positive cases (including 07 reported today), with 156 Active Positive and  09 recoveries and 01 death and Pulwama reported 18 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 12 active positive, 06 recovered.

Similarly, Jammu has 47 positive cases with 17 active positive cases and 29 recoveries (including 02 recoveries reported today) and 01 death; Udhampur has 28 positive cases (including 02 reported today) with 08 active positive case, 19 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 14 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 08 Active Positive and 06 recoveries; Rajouri has 08 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 04 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Kathua has 36 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 35 Active positive and 01 recovered; Kishtwar has 02 positive case with 01 active positive case and 01 recovered; Ramban has 24 positive cases with 23 active positive and 01 recovered; Reasi has 03 positive cases with 02 active positive and 01 recovered, Poonch has 3 active positive cases while Doda has 01 active positive case.

Covid-19 claims another life, toll 17

Srinagar: A 55-year-old man, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at a hospital here on Tuesday, taking the coronavirus death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 17, officials said.

The man from Baramulla district in north Kashmir died at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) hospital this morning, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS Soura, Dr Farooq Jan told PTI.

He said the patient died of cardiac arrest.

The man was a cancer patient and had tested positive for coronavirus, Dr Jan said.

With his death, the number of COVID-related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 17.

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