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Srinagar, Jammu districts report 42% of total positive cases in UT

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J&K reports 5992 fresh Covid cases; seven deaths

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 5,992 fresh coronavirus cases, its biggest single-day spike in infections so far, pushing the tally to 3,78,661, while seven deaths due to the disease were reported in the past 24 hours, officials said.

During the second wave of the pandemic, Jammu and Kashmir had on May 7 last year detected 5,443 new cases.

Out of the fresh cases recorded on Thursday, 1,920 were from the Jammu division and 4,072 from the Kashmir division, the officials said.

The twin districts of Srinagar and Jammu reported 42% of total positive cases (Srinagar – 1306 & Jammu – 1217 cases).

There are 31,044 active cases in the Union Territory, while the count of recoveries stands at 3,43,031, the officials said.

The new fatalities raised the death toll from the pandemic to 4,586 in Jammu and Kashmir.

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