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Another single-day spike of 1617 Covid-19 cases takes tally to 47542

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Jammu tops with 894 followed by Kashmir with 723 positive cases

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded the highest single-day jump of 1617 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the UT COVID-19 tally to 47542.

Jammu continues to have more positive cases as it reported 894 while as Kashmir division reported 723 cases of coronavirus infected people, officials said.

“The UT recorded 1,617 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. This is the biggest single-day spike in new infections in Jammu and Kashmir,” the officials said.

With 67 travelers among them, they said that 894 cases were reported from Jammu division and 723 from Kashmir Valley. This is for the seventh day in a row now that the J&K has reported over 1000 Covid-19 cases.

Giving district-wise break up, they said, Srinagar reported 260, Baramulla 85, Pulwama 37, Budgam 69, Anantnag 69, Bandipora 75, Kupwara 51, Kulgam 16, Shopian 23, Ganderbal 38, Jammu 583, Rajouri 71, Kathua 36, Udhampur 77, Samba 30, Ramban 18, Doda 31, Poonch 11, Reasi 28 and Kishtwar 9.

Moreover, they said, 620 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 52 from Jammu division and 568 from Kashmir Valley.

There are now 12,839 active COVD-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, while 33,871 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease so far, the officials said.

Though there are confusing reports about the Covid-19 related deaths in J&K, officials said that with 17 fresh deaths, the toll has risen to 832.

However, a local news agency, GNS, reported that the toll has reached 835, while as, some other sources, privy to the death records said that the death toll has already crossed 840.

Among the victims, official sources told GNS that nine were residents of Jammu and eight were from Kashmir Valley.

Among those who succumbed include two each from Srinagar and Baramulla besides one each from Budgam, Anantnag, Bandipora and Kupwara.

Regarding deaths from Jammu division, five of the victims were from Jammu district, two from Rajouri and one each from Kathua, Reasi and Kishtwar.

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