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1229 fresh cases push J&K’s COVID-19 tally to 55,325

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17 more deaths reported in last 24 hours

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 1,229 fresh cases of COVID-19, while 17 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, officials said.

According to the officials, the union territory’s caseload has reached 55,325.

“The UT recorded 1,229 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours — 837 in Jammu and 392 in the Kashmir Valley,” the officials said.

It was for the 12th consecutive day that the number of fresh cases has crossed 1,000 in a 24-hour period.

Jammu district reported the highest number of 392 fresh COVID-19 cases, followed by 119 in Srinagar, the officials said.

Of the new deaths, nine were reported from Jammu and eight from the Valley.

The union territory now has 18,049 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while 36,381 patients have recovered so far, they said.

According to the daily media bulletin, out of 1248495 test results available, 1193170 samples have been tested as negative till September 14, 2020.

Till date 525963 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42090 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 18049 in isolation and 55018 under home surveillance. Besides, 409911 persons have completed their surveillance period.



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