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Highest single day spike; 751 test positive for COVID-19

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded its highest single-day spike of 751 COVID-19 cases on Monday as 8 fresh deaths pushed the toll to 254, officials said.

Eight people died of Covid-19 today taking the death toll to 254.

Those who succumbed to the virus include a 60-year-old man from Tankipora, 70-year-old-man from Zoonimar, a 65 year-old resident from Zakura area, a 65-year-old woman from Shadimarg Pulwama, 60-year-old from Neehama Pampore, a 65-year-old from Pootshah Rafiabad in Baramulla and two Kupwara residents.

Of the 254 deaths so far, 234 were from Valley and 20 from the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 63 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (53), Kulgam (24), 19 each in Shopian and Budgam, Anantnag (18), Pulwama (14), Kupwara (15), Jammu(12),  Bandipora (5), Ganderbal (4), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua.

Meanwhile, with 751 new cases, the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the Union Territory has reached 14650. There are now 6,122 active cases, while 8,274 patients have recovered, and 254 have died, the officials said.

Out of 751 fresh cases, 240 are from Jammu region and 511 from Valley, said the officials.

The officials said Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded the highest 171 new cases followed by 111 in Pulwama in south Kashmir.

The officials said that out of 518029 test results available, 503379 samples have been tested as negative till July 20, 2020.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 464 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 108 Active Positive, 351 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today) and 05 deaths; Srinagar has 3070 positive cases (including 171 cases reported today) with 1754 Active Positive, 1253 recovered (including 250 cases recovered today), 63 deaths; Anantnag district has 1071 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today), with 345 Active Positive, 708 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today),  18 deaths; Baramulla has 1623 positive cases (including 40 cases reported today) with 664 Active Positive, 906 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today), 53 deaths; Shopian has 1165 positive cases (including 62 cases reported today) with 362 Active Positive, 784 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today) and 19 deaths; Kupwara has 918 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 359 Active Positive, 544 recovered  and 15 deaths; Budgam has 865 positive cases (including 94 cases reported today) with 416 Active Positive and 430 recovered cases (including 17 cases recovered today) and 19 deaths; Ganderbal has 301 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 174 active positive cases and 123 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths; Kulgam has 1147 positive cases, with 262 Active Positive and 861 recoveries (including 69 cases recovered today) and 24 deaths and Pulwama reported 999 positive cases (including 111 cases reported today) with 471 active positive cases and 514 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today) and 14 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 636 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 187 active positive cases and 437 recoveries (including 31 cases recovered today) and 12 deaths; Udhampur has 364 positive cases (including 33 cases reported today)   with 64 active positive cases, 299 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 330 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 153 Active Positive and 176 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Rajouri has 402 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 281 active positive cases and 119 recovered (including 10 cases reported today) and 02 deaths; Kathua has 373 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 121 Active positive and 251 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 90 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 61 active positive cases and 29 recovered (including 01 case recovered today); Ramban has 408 positive cases (including 90 cases reported today) with 177 active positive and 231 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today); Reasi has 78 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 33 active positive and 45 recovered; Poonch has 153 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 27 active positive and 125 recoveries (including 01 case reported today) and 01 death while Doda has 193 positive cases (including 32 cases reported today)  with 103 active positive cases and 88 recoveries and 02 deaths.

“Of the total 14650 positive cases in J&K 3449 have been reported as travelers while 11201 as others,” said officials.

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