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Over 630 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths recorded in J&K

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported 635 fresh COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths, officials said.

The union territory’s COVID-19 tally has reached 83,064 and the death toll mounted to 1,313, they said.

“The UT recorded 635 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours — with 235 in Jammu and 400 in the Kashmir Valley,” the officials said.

Of the new cases, 19 were travelers.

Srinagar district reported the highest number of 173 new cases, followed by 109 in Jammu, the officials said.

Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 173 cases, Budgam 50, Baramulla 36, Pulwama 20, Kupwara 44, Anantnag 22, Bandipora 11, Ganderbal 35, Kulgam 5, Shopian 4, Jammu 109, Rajouri 29, Udhampur 12, Doda 5, Kathua 15, Poonch 14, Samba 15, Ramban 2, Kishtwar 29 and Reasi 5.

There are now 10,796 active cases of the coronavirus disease, while 70,955 patients have recovered so far, they said.

Moreover, they said, 976 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 509 from Jammu Division and 467 from Kashmir Valley in past 24 hours.

Of the new deaths, three were recorded in Jammu and four in the Valley, officials said.

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