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Fresh 73 cases take total number of Covid-19 infected in J&K to 1390

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 73 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 1,390, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 36 cases are from Jammu and 37 from Kashmir, they said.

The officials said the total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now reached 1,390.

Of these, 1,188 are in Kashmir and 202 in Jammu, they added.

While there were 694 active cases in the union territory – 560 in Kashmir and 134 in Jammu, 678 patients have recovered, they said.

The UT has witnessed 18 coronavirus disease-related deaths.

They said that that out of 101950 test results available, 100560 samples have tested as negative till May 20, 2020.

The officials further said that 122964 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 33113 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 86 in Hospital Quarantine, 694 in hospital isolation and 19892 under home surveillance. Besides, 69161 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 138 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 09 Active Positive, 128 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 169 positive cases with 67 Active Positive, 97 recovered (including 01 case recovered today), 05 deaths; Anantnag district has 252 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), with 159 Active Positive, 89 recovered (including 02 recoveries today),  04 deaths; Baramulla has 129 positive cases (including 08 reported today) with 34 Active Positive, 91 recovered, 04 deaths; Shopian has 109 positive cases with 11 Active Positive, 98 recovered (including 23 cases recovered today); Kupwara has 118 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today) with 70 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 with 10 Active cases and 15 recoveries; Kulgam has 171 positive cases (including 05 reported today), with 160 Active Positive and  10 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death and Pulwama reported 19 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 13 active positive, 06 recovered.

Similarly, Jammu has 67 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 35 active positive cases and 31 recoveries (including 02 recoveries reported today) and 01 death; Udhampur has 33 positive cases (including 05 reported today) with 11 active positive case, 21 recovered (including 02 cases reported today) and 01 death; Samba has 16 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 10 Active Positive and 06 recoveries; Rajouri has 08 positive cases with 04 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Kathua has 37 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 36 Active positive and 01 recovered; Kishtwar has 05 positive case (including 03 cases reported today) with 04 active positive case and 01 recovered; Ramban has 27 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 26 active positive and 01 recovered; Reasi has 04 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 03 active positive and 01 recovered, Poonch has 04 active positive cases (including 01 case reported today) while Doda has 01 active positive case.

Another COVID-positive woman dies; toll rises to 18

Srinagar: A 40-year-old woman from Anantnag district, who had tested positive for coronavirus, has died at a hospital here, taking the COVID-19 related death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 18, officials said on Wednesday.

The woman passed away around 11 pm on Tuesday night at the SKIMS hospital here, the officials said.

They said the woman was admitted to SKIMS on April 6 as a case of necrotising pancreatitis and her test came out as positive on May 12, adding that the total number of fatalities due to COVID-19 in the Union territory was 18.

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