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J&K reports highest single-day spike of 2,030 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded its highest single-day spike of 2,030 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, which includes 352 travellers, taking the infection tally in the union territory past 1.50 lakh, officials said here.

They said eight more fatalities were registered in a span of 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 2,071.

Of the fresh cases, 1,086 are from Kashmir Valley and 944 are from Jammu division, the officials said, adding that the union territory’s total caseload now stands at 1,50,238.

They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 647 new cases, including 58 travellers, followed by 501 in Jammu district and 143 in Reasi.

Baramulla reported 136 fresh cases, Budgam 119, Pulwama 57, Kupwara 6, Anantnag  36, Bandipora 21, Ganderbal 16, Kulgam 35, Shopian 13, , Udhampur 81, Rajouri 34, Doda 13, Kathua 54, Samba 30, Kishtwar 19, Poonch 37, and Ramban 32, they said.

The number of active cases of the disease now stands at 13,470 — 7895 in Kashmir Valley and 5575 in Jammu division — while 1,34,697 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.

Regarding fresh deaths, they said five were reported from Jammu division and three from Kashmir Valley, taking the death toll to 2071.

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