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J&K records 906 new COVID-19 cases, 17 more deaths

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s COVID-19 caseload increased to 3,05,772 on Friday with 906 fresh infections while the death toll climbed to 4,160 as 17 more people succumbed to the disease, officials said.

While 662 fresh cases were reported from the Kashmir Valley, 244 were from the Jammu division of the union territory, they said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest number of new cases at 156, followed by 92 in Budgam.

Officials said 17 COVID-19 deaths have been reported – nine from Jammu division and eight from Kashmir Valley during the past 24 hours.

They also said 1,885 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals; these include 1173 from Kashmir and 712 from Jammu division.

There are 18 confirmed cases of mucormycosis or black fungus in the union territory. No case was reported the previous day, officials said.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 3,05,772 positive cases recorded cumulatively thus far, currently there are 17,585 are active positive cases in J&K,  while 2,84,027 persons have recovered and 4,160 have died so far — 2138 in Kashmir and 2022 in Jammu division.

The bulletin further said that out of 90,83,419 test results available, 87,77,647 samples have tested as negative till June 11, 2021.

Till date 22,16,384 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 70,906 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 17,585 in isolation and 1,35,799 in home surveillance while 19,87,934 persons have completed their surveillance period, the bulletin informed.



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