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Coronavirus on rampage, 1316 fresh cases reported in J&K

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6-month-old child among 18 die in J&K; toll 797

Srinagar: The spike in Covid-19 cases continued as 1316, highest number till date, tested positive today in Jammu and Kashmir taking the tally of positive cases to 43557.

Officials said that the fresh infected detected include 648 from Kashmir and 668 from Jammu division. It was for the second consecutive day that Jammu reported more positive cases that Kashmir division.

The officials said that 403 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals – 87 from Jammu and 316 from Kashmir division – taking the tally of recovered patients to 32327.

Jammu district was once again on top to report 451 positive cases today while as Srinagar district reported 185 cases.

Baramulla reported 59; Pulwama, 49; Kulgam, 11; Shopian, 07; Anantnag, 61, Budgam, 69; Kupwara, 93; Bandipora, 32; Ganderbal, 82; Rajouri, 42; Ramban, 10; Kathua, 31; Udhampur, 17; Samba, 28; Doda, 36; Poonch, 26; Reasi, 08 and; Kishtwar reported 19 fresh cases of Covid-19 today.

Officials said that out of 43557 positive cases, 10446 are active positive while as 32327 have recovered.

The officials further said that out of 1074998 test results available, 1031441 samples have been tested as negative till September 06, 2020.

Meanwhile, the deadly virus on Sunday claimed 18 more lives including a six-month-old girl from Jammu and ASI ITBP in Jammu and Kashmir, thus taking the toll of deaths due to COVID-19 to 797 in the Union Territory.

An official told the news agency KNO that 18 patients who died include a 62-year-old man from Khawaja Bagh Baramulla, a 58-year-old man from Anantnag, an 80-year-old man from Devsar Kulgam, a 70-year-old man from Awantipora Pulwama, a 55-year-old man from Hawal Srinagar, a 45-year-old man from Watnar Kokernag, a 50-year-old man from Umar Colony Lal Bazar, a 70-year-old man from Nehru Park area of Srinagar, a 62-year-old man from Khan Sahib Budgam, a 38-year-old man from Chattabal Srinagar, a 55-year-old ITBP personnel from 21 Battalion, four from Jammu district, two from Kathua and one from Samba district.

An official from Jammu division told KNO that four patients from district including a six-month-old baby girl, two elders including a 78-year-old patient from Shakti Nagar and 73-year-old patient from Gujjar Mandi and one patient from Kangra Himachal Pradesh who was residing in Railway quarter Jammu died on Sunday.

He further added that two patients including a male patient from Billawar and a woman from Janglote area of Kathua district and a 42-old man from Samba died on Sunday.

With 18 more deaths, the toll in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 797 including 696 from Kashmir division and 101 from Jammu division.

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