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507 new cases take J&K’s COVID-19 tally to 24,897

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Kashmir records 12 COVID deaths, Jammu one

Srinagar: With 507 new coronavirus cases, the COVID-19 tally in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday rose to 24,897, while 13 deaths due to the viral disease were recorded in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Of the new deaths, 12 occurred in the Kashmir Valley and one in the Jammu region, they said.

With the fresh fatalities, the death toll in the Union Territory rose to 472, of which 437 were from the Valley and 35 from Jammu region. Among them, 64 had returned to the Union territory recently.

Of the 507 new COVID-19 cases, 129 were reported from Jammu region and 378 persons were from the Valley, officials said.

Moreover, 336 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals, 74 from Jammu division and 262 from Kashmir division.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (COCID-19), out of 24897 positive cases, 7422 are active positive, 17003 have recovered.

The bulletin further said that out of 717110 test results available, 692213 samples have been tested as negative till August 09, 2020.

It said till date 391304 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 41318 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7422 in isolation and 48442 under home surveillance. Besides, 293650 persons have completed their surveillance period.

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