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J&K registers record daily jump of 2,204 COVID-19 cases; 13 deaths

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded its sharpest single-day spike of 2,204 COVID-19 cases that pushed the union territory’s cumulative tally to 1,52,442, officials said.

The death toll also climbed to 2,084 as 13 more people — 10 from Jammu and three from Kashmir — succumbed to the disease, they said.

Of the fresh cases, 1,299 were reported from the Kashmir division and 905 from the Jammu division.

Srinagar district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 612, including 65 travellers, followed by 461 in Jammu and 232 in Baramulla, the officials said.

Providing district-wise details, they said Budgam district reported 102 fresh cases, Pulwama 64, Kupwara 65, Anantnag 61, Bandipora 14, Ganderbal 32, Kulgam 109, Shopian 8, Udhampur 52, Rajouri 41, Doda 8, Kathua 127, Samba 51, Kishtwar 4, Poonch 12, Ramban 16 and Reasi 133.

The number of active cases has risen to 14928— 6216 in Jammu and 8712 in Kashmir, they said.

Officials also said 10 minors including a four and a ten-month old babies and 10 security forces personnel were among the infected besides 410 travelers.

So far, 1,35,430 patients have recovered from the disease, they said.

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