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J&K records 3,308 new COVID cases, 51 more fatalities

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Srinagar: The COVID-19 tally in Jammu and Kashmir reached 2,70,621 on Sunday with 3,308 fresh cases, while the death toll rose to 3,564 after 51 more people succumbed to the disease, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 2,187 were from the Kashmir Valley and 1,121 were from the Jammu division.

The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 512 cases, followed by 447 in Jammu district and 401 in Budgam district.

There are 47,437 active cases in the Union Territory, while 2,19,620 patients have recovered so far, they said.

The death toll due to the infection rose to 3,564 as 51 patients — 17 from Kashmir Valley and 34 from Jammu division — died in the past 24 hours.

The officials also said that 4956 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals in past 24 hours. These include 3073 from Kashmir Valley and 1883 from Jammu division.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 27,0,621 positive cases cumulatively recorded so far, currently there are 47,437 positive patients while 2,19,620 have recovered, and 3564 have died thus far — 1861 in Kashmir and 1703 in Jammu division.

The bulletin further said that out of 81,88,640 test results available, 79,21,327 samples have tested negative till May 22, 2021.

Till date 20,18,101 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 74,102 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 49,136 in isolation and 1,33,759 in home surveillance. Besides, 17,57,591 persons have completed their surveillance period, the bulletin informed.

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