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J&K records 29 more COVID deaths, 2,256 new infections

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Srinagar: The COVID-19 death toll in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 3,870 on Sunday with 29 more fatalities, while 2,256 new cases pushed the infection count to 2,88,940, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 1,433 were from the Kashmir Valley and 823 were from the Jammu division, they said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest 350 new cases, followed by 339 in Jammu district and 190 in Ganderbal district, officials said.

The death toll due rose to 3,870 after 29 patients — 20 in Jammu division and nine from Kashmir Valley — died in the past 24 hours, they added.

The officials also said that 3805 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals during the past 24 hours. These include 2351 from Kashmir Valley and 1454 from Jammu division.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 2,88,940 positive cases cumulatively recorded thus far across Jammu and Kashmir, 37,677 are currently active positive, while 2,47,393 have recovered and 3,870 have died — 1982 in Kashmir Valley and 1888 in Jammu division.

The bulletin further said that out of 85,33,925 test results available, 82,44,985 samples have tested negative till May 30, 2021.

Till date 20,85,885 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 79,758 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 37,677 in isolation and 1,44,876 in home surveillance while 18,19,704 persons have completed their surveillance period, the bulletin informed.

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