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COVID-19: J&K crosses 4,000-mark

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Samples of Kolkata man, who died in Srinagar, test positive; toll climbs to 41

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday witnessed a massive spike in COVID-19 cases with 620 people testing positive for the infection, taking the tally in the union territory to 4,087, officials said.

The Kashmir Valley reported 583 of the fresh cases, while 37 people tested positive for the disease in Jammu region.

“A total of 620 new positive cases of coronavirus were detected in the union territory on Sunday,” the officials said.

Of the total 4,087 cases in the union territory, 3198 are in Kashmir, while 889 in Jammu region, they added.

J&K has 2,830 active cases – 2,146 in Kashmir and 684 in Jammu. A total of 1,216 patients have recovered so far and 41 died due to the disease, they said.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll has risen to 41 in Jammu and Kashmir as the samples taken from a non-local, who passed away here on Saturday, tested positive for the disease on Sunday, officials said.

The 38-year-old tailor, a resident of Kolkata — died of brain haemorrhage at the SMHS Hospital here on Saturday, the officials said.

They added that his samples sent for the COVID-19 test returned positive on Sunday.

With this, the coronavirus-related death toll has risen to 41 in the Union Territory, the officials said.

So far Srinagar district with 11 deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla seven, Anantnag five, Kulgam four, three each in Shopian and Jammu, two each in Budgam and Kupwara while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur.

The officials said that 211513 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 41848 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 52 in Hospital Quarantine, 2830 in hospital isolation and 55994 under home surveillance. Besides, 110748 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 215 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 78 Active Positive, 136 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 457 positive cases (including 87 cases reported today) with 303 Active Positive, 143 recovered, 11 deaths; Anantnag district has 444 positive cases (including 59 cases reported today), with 276 Active Positive, 163 recovered,  05 deaths; Baramulla has 449 positive cases (including 132 cases reported today) with 337 Active Positive, 105 recovered, 07 deaths; Shopian has 370 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 233 Active Positive, 133 recovered and 04 deaths; Kupwara has 338 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 241 Active Positive, 95 recovered and 02 death; Budgam has 160 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today), with 88 Active Positive and 70 recovered cases and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 56 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 30 active positive cases and 26 recoveries; Kulgam has 527 positive cases (including 161 cases reported today), with 393 Active Positive and  130 recoveries (including 79 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths and Pulwama reported 182 positive cases (including 60 cases reported today) with 167 active positive and 15 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today).

Similarly, Jammu has 222 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 149 active positive cases and 70 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today) and 03 deaths; Udhampur has 130 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 97 active positive cases, 32 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 59 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 36 Active Positive and 23 recoveries; Rajouri has 56 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 50 active positive cases and 06 recovered (including 01 case recovered today); Kathua has 107 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 69 Active positive and 38 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 17 positive cases with 13 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Ramban has 168 positive cases with 148 active positive and 20 recoveries; Reasi has 20 positive cases with 17 active positive and 03 recovered, Poonch has 69  positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 66 active positive and 03 recoveries while Doda has 41 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 39 active positive cases and 01 recovery and 01 death.

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