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From 3-digits, positive cases in J&K down to 2-digits

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61 test positive for Covid-19, taking tally of infected to 4345

Srinagar: The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has come down to 2-digits on Tuesday as 61 tested positive today raising the number of infected people to 4346.

The number of positive cases dropped below 100 after two weeks.

The union territory had recorded 198 cases on Monday, massive 620 on Sunday and 143 cases on Saturday. It is after 14 days that the number of cases reported daily has dropped to the two-digit figure.

The UT also reported four deaths on Tuesday.

Officials said that out of today’s 61 cases, 17 were from the Jammu region and 44 are from the Kashmir Valley.

The officials said the fresh cases included 27 persons who had returned to the union territory recently.

Srinagar recorded the highest cases at 13. There were no fresh cases in four districts — Samba, Pooch,  Rajouri and Doda — in the Jammu region, they added.

Four COVID-19 positive patients — all men — died during the day. The deceased hailed from Anantnag, Kulgam, Srinagar and Baramulla districts, the officials said.

While one of the deceased was a 31-year-old with underlying renal problems, another was a 70-year-old cancer patient.

A 70-year-old man having pneumonia also died, while the fourth victim had sustained injuries in a road accident last month and tested positive for COVID-19 while undergoing treatment.

With Tuesday’s fresh cases, the total number of infected persons in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 4,346.

“Of these, 3,407 are in Kashmir and 939 in the Jammu region,” the officials said.

There are 2,792 active cases in the union territory — 2,099 in Kashmir and 693 in Jammu. A total of 1,506 patients have recovered, they said.

The officials said that 219178 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 41154 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 33 in Hospital Quarantine, 2792 in hospital isolation and 55839 under home surveillance. Besides, 119312 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 225 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 88 Active Positive, 136 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 479 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 321 Active Positive, 146 recovered, 12 deaths; Anantnag district has 462 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today), with 202 Active Positive, 255 recovered (including 35 cases recovered today),  05 deaths; Baramulla has 487 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 357 Active Positive, 121 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today), 09 deaths; Shopian has 403 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 266 Active Positive, 133 recovered and 04 deaths; Kupwara has 357 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 156 Active Positive, 198 recovered (including 97 cases reported today) and 03 deaths; Budgam has 209 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today), with 129 Active Positive and 78 recovered cases (including 01 case recovered today) and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 58 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 32 active positive cases and 26 recoveries; Kulgam has 538 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today), with 377 Active Positive and  155 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today) and 06 deaths and Pulwama reported 189 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 171 active positive and 17 recovered (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death.

Similarly, Jammu has 238 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 145 active positive cases and 90 recoveries (including 20 cases recovered today) and 03 deaths; Udhampur has 131 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 96 active positive cases, 34 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 63 positive cases with 40 Active Positive and 23 recoveries; Rajouri has 57 positive cases with 44 active positive cases and 13 recovered; Kathua has 121 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 76 Active positive and 45 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 21 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 17 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Ramban has 170 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 148 active positive and 22 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today); Reasi has 23 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 20 active positive and 03 recovered, Poonch has 73 positive cases with 68 active positive and 05 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) while Doda has 42 positive cases with 39 active positive cases and 02 recoveries and 01 death.

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