Covid cases continue to surge; J&K records 461 positives, four deaths
Srinagar: In a highest single day spike so far this year, Jammu and Kashmir recorded 461 fresh COVID-19 infections, while four more people were also lost to the disease in the last 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
Of the fresh cases, 361 were reported from the Kashmir Valley and 100 from the Jammu division, taking the J&K’s overall infection count to 131421, they said.
Of the four deaths due to the virus, three were from the Kashmir Valley, and one from Jammu, taking the total toll to 1998—1262 in Kashmir and 737 in Jammu region.
This is for the first time that 400-mark was breached in a single day this year. Also, it was for the seventeenth consecutive day that more than 100 cases were reported on a single day in J&K. In all, nearly around 3600 cases were added to the tally during the time, they said.
Srinagar district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 157, including 44 travellers, followed by 76 in Baramulla and 61 in Jammu, according to the officials.
Budgam, Pulwama, Anantnag, Kulgam, Kupwara, and Kathua were the other districts that recorded new cases in double digits. Eight districts reported fresh cases in single digits and three districts did not report any new cases.
The number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 2,874. So far, 1,26,549 patients have recovered, the officials said.