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Covid-19 cases show another jump; 1355 test positive in J&K

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785 +ive cases reported from Jammu; 570 from Kashmir division

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed its biggest single-day spike of 1,355 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the Union Territory’s infection tally to 45,925, while the death toll from the disease rose to 815 with 14 fatalities in the past 24 hours, officials said.

However, there were variations in the fatality figures. While officials put the death toll 815, a local news agency said that it has already risen to 819.

Some unconfirmed reports suggested that the toll has already neared 830.

It was for the sixth time in as many days that the number of fresh COVID-19 cases crossed the 1000-mark in a 24-hour period.

Among the new cases, 785 were from the Jammu region, while 570 were from the Kashmir valley.

Jammu district reported the highest number of 483 new cases, followed by 210 in Srinagar district, the officials said.

There are 11,859 active COVID-19 cases in the UT, while 33,2501 patients have recovered from the infection so far, they said.

Fourteen people infected with the coronavirus died in Jammu and Kashmir in the past 24 hours till 5.00 pm on Tuesday. While eight of the new fatalities were in the Jammu region, six were in the Kashmir Valley, the officials said.

“Out of 1107406 test results available in Jammu and Kashmir, 1061481 samples have been tested as negative till September 08, 2020,” said the officials.

Giving details, the officials said that out of 1355 positive cases, 210 were reported from Srinagar; 35  from Baramulla; 31 from Pulwama; 10 from Kulgam; 16 from Shopian; 44 from Anantnag; 94 from Budgam; 53 from Kupwara; 32 from Bandipora and; 45 from Ganderbal.

In Jammu division, 483 positive cases were reported from Jammu; 55 from Rajouri; 07 from Ramban; 31 from Kathua; 59 from Udhampur; 20 from Samba; 35 from Doda; 43 from Poonch; 17 from Reasi and; 35 from Kishtwar.

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