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Covid-19 +ives in J&K see an upward trend; 704 more cases reported Wednesday

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Srinagar: With 704 new cases of coronavirus detected in Jammu and Kashmir during the past 24 hours, the overall tally reached 34,480 while the death toll reached 657 with 19 more fatalities, officials said on Wednesday.

However, unofficial sources said that the death toll has reached 659.

Officials said that fifteen deaths were reported from Kashmir and four from the Jammu region, they said.

“Nineteen persons infected with coronavirus have died in Jammu and Kashmir in the past 24 hours till 5 pm on Wednesday,” the officials said.

Meanwhile, 704 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported from the Union Territory, taking the total number of infected persons to 34,480 in Jammu and Kashmir, the officials said.

Among the new cases, 195 were from the Jammu region, while 509 were from Kashmir, they said.

Srinagar district reported the highest number of 198 new cases, followed by 98 in Jammu district, the officials said.

There are 7,630 active cases in the UT, while 26,193 patients have recovered from the infection so far, they said.

Giving details, officials said that out of 34480 positive cases, 7630 are active positive, 26193 have recovered and 657 have died; 54 in Jammu division and 603 in Kashmir division.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Srinagar has recorded 1552 active positive cases and 208 deaths; Baramulla, 534 active positive cases and 99 deaths; Pulwama, 473 active positive cases and 47 deaths; Kulgam, with 236 active positive cases and 31 deaths; Shopian, 99 active positive cases and 28 deaths; Anantnag, 486 active positive cases and 47 deaths;  Budgam, 599 active positive cases and 55 deaths; Kupwara, 623 active positive cases and 45 deaths; Bandipora, 790 active positive cases and 24 deaths and; Ganderbal has 586 active positive cases and 19 deaths.

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