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J&K registers record 19 deaths, 1,937 fresh COVID-19 cases

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Srinagar: The total number of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir surged to 1,56,344 on Friday as 1,937 more people tested positive for the disease while the death toll climbed to 2,111 with a record daily jump of 19 fatalities, officials said.

The fresh cases include 152 travellers, they said.

While 1,091 new cases were reported from the Kashmir division, 846 were from the Jammu division of the union territory, the officials said.

Jammu district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 525, followed by 501 in Srinagar and 156 in Budgam.

They said Baramulla reported 118 fresh cases, Pulwama 55, Kupwara 59, Anantnag 75, Bandipora 14, Ganderbal 40, Kulgam 61, Shopian 12, Udhampur 72, Rajouri 45, Doda 13, Kathua 33, Samba 25, Kishtwar 3, Poonch 30, Ramban 22 and Reasi  78.

The number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 16,993. So far, 1,37,240 coronavirus patients have recovered from the infection, the officials said.

Regarding the fresh fatalities, the officials said that 13 victims belonged to Jammu division and six were from the Kashmir Valley. With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 2111—796 in Jammu and 1315 in Kashmir.

Moreover, they said, 1019 more COVID-19 patients have recovered— 482 from Jammu division and 537 from Kashmir.

There are currently 16993 active cases —7112 in Jammu division and 9881in the Valley, they said.

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