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COVID-19:  J&K records biggest daily spike of 3,474 fresh cases, 26 deaths

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Srinagar: A record 3,474 people have tested positive for COVID-19 while 26 patients succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, officials said.

As per official data, the fresh cases comprise 2,450 cases from Kashmir Valley and 1024 cases from Jammu division, taking the total case tally to 1,72,551.

In the district-wise breakup, Srinagar reported 1017 cases, Baramulla 429, Budgam 268, Pulwama 137, Kupwara 71, Anantnag 228, Bandipora 51, Ganderbal 57, Kulgam 181, Shopian 11, Jammu 489, Udhampur 128, Rajouri 111, Doda 48, Kathua 58, Samba 77, Kishtwar 21, Poonch 32, Ramban 17 and Reasi 43.

Of the 26 fresh COVID-19 fatalities, 17 were reported from Jammu and nine from Kashmir Valley, taking the total fatality count to 2,253.

As per government figures, 1617 more COVID-19 patients have recovered during past 24 hours —710 from Jammu division and 907 from Kashmir Valley.

There are currently 26144 active positive cases in J&K — 16329 in Kashmir and 9815 in Jammu.

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