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In a highest single-day spike, J&K records 786 Covid-19 cases

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Death toll due to deadly virus crosses 700 in UT

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Sunday recorded its highest single-day spike of 786 coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infected people to 37,163.

They said of the new cases, 354 were from the Jammu region, and 432 from the Kashmir Valley.

This has taken the total number of infected people to 37,163, they said, adding there are 7,959 active cases, while 28,510 patients have recovered.

Jammu district reported the highest number of 258 new cases, followed by 161 in Srinagar district, the officials said.

The officials said that out of 956733 test results available, 919570 samples have been tested as negative till August 30, 2020.

Meanwhile, the death toll due to novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir has crossed 700-mark as eleven more patients, were tested positive for COVID-19, died in the Union Territory on Sunday.

With these fresh deaths, the toll in the UT has reached 702.

A local news agency, KNO, quoted an official saying that the deceased include a 70-year-old man from Batamallo Srinagar, a 40-year-old man from Gousia Colony Bemina, a 45-year-old woman from Tangmarg, a 62-year-old woman from Panzoo Tral, a 65-year-old woman from Mazhama Magam Budgam, a 70-year-old man from Nadihal Bandipora,  a 30-year-old man from Udhampur, a 57-year-old man from Drass, Kargil, a 55-year-old woman from Khour Pallanwalla, a 46-year-old woman from Chack Arnia and a 47-year-old woman from Prem Nagar Jammu.

With these fresh deaths, the toll in Kashmir has reached 639 and 63 in Jammu division, officials said.

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