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J&K records highest single day spike with 25 COVID deaths, 2,135 fresh cases

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded the highest single-day spike of 25 fatalities, taking the toll to 2,172, while 2,135 fresh cases pushed the tally to 1,62,868, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 1,344 were from the Kashmir Valley and 791 were from the Jammu division of the Union Territory, they said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest of 632 cases, followed by 472 in Jammu district and 139 in Kulgam district. Baramulla and Budgam districts also reported fresh cases in excess of 130.

Of the 139 cases detected in Kulgam, 110 were migrant labourers who were headed to Ladakh. They were putting up in a hotel at Qazigund, the officials said.

Baramulla reported 136 fresh cases, Budgam 133, Pulwama 26, Kupwara 81, Anantnag 93, Bandipora 53, Ganderbal 43, Kulgam 139, Shopian 8, Udhampur 20, Rajouri 46, Doda 33, Kathua 33, Samba 13, Kishtwar 13, Poonch 22, Ramban 4, and Reasi 135, they said.

The number of active cases has now crossed 20,000-mark and reached 20,601 in the Union Territory, while 1,40,117 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,172 as 25 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

Among fresh deaths, 14 were from Jammu division and 11 from Kashmir Valley.

Officials said during the past 24 hours, 1067 more COVID-19 patients have recovered— 478 from Jammu division and 589 from Kashmir Valley.

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