J&K records 4 more COVID-19 deaths, 521 new cases
Srinagar: The COVID-19 death toll in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 4,238 on Saturday with four more fatalities, while 521 new cases pushed the cumulative infection tally to 3,11,209, officials said.
Of the new cases, 346 were reported from the Kashmir and 175 were from Jammu division, they said.
Srinagar district recorded the highest 117 cases, followed by 49 in Anantnag district.
The death toll has risen to 4,238 after four people died in the past 24 hours – two each from Kashmir and Jammu divisions, officials said.
They also said that 1197 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals, including 838 from Kashmir and 359 from Jammu division.
Meanwhile, officials said there were 24 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the union territory as two more cases were reported since last evening.
They said so far 78.63 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the daily media bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 3,11,209 positive cases cumulatively recorded thus far, currently there are 9,414 active positive cases across J&K, while so far 2,97,557 have recovered and 4,238 have died — 2174 in Kashmir and 2064 in Jammu division.
The bulletin further said that out of 94,51,574 test results available, so far 91,40,365 samples have tested negative till 19th June, 2021.
Till date 23,03,895 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 40,943 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 9,414 in isolation and 1,84,164 in home surveillance while 20,65,136 persons have completed their surveillance period, the bulletin informed.