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Covid-19: Highest single day spike; 11 die in J&K

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With 268 fresh cases, number of infected reaches 10, 156

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday witnessed the highest single day spike in Covid-19 related deaths as 11 more lives were lost to the deadly virus taking the total toll to 171.

Nine infected people lost the battle of like in Kashmir while as two died of the infection in Jammu division, reports said.

Reports said that the victims include a 50-year-old man from Handwara, 58-year-old man from RS Pora Jammu, 73-year-old man from  Pattan Baramulla,  55-year-old man from Bari Brahmana Jammu, 45-year-old man from Trehgam Kupwara, 25-year-old woman from Anantnag, 50-year-old man Kanipora (Budgam), 65-year-old woman from Habba Kadal Srinagar, 70-year-old woman from Nuner Ganderbal, 56-year-old woman from Shalimar and 77- year-old man from Hyderpora Srinagar.

With these deaths, 154 people from Kashmir and 17 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.

Srinagar district with 42 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (32), Kulgam (18), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (12), Jammu (10), Kupwara (9), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), two each in Doda and Ganderbal while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases continue to show an upward trend in Jammu and Kashmir as 268 fresh positive cases were reported today thus taking the total number of infected people 10156.

181 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Kashmir and 87 in Jammu division on Saturday, officials said.

The officials further said that 109 more Covid-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 95 from Kashmir and14 from Jammu Division.

Out of 445169 test results available, 435013 samples have been tested as negative till July 11, 2020, said the officials.

Additionally, till date 311254 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 38650 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 36 in Hospital Quarantine, 4,092 in hospital isolation and 45156 under home surveillance. Besides, 223151 persons have completed their surveillance period, added the officials.

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