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JK continues to see alarming spike in Covid19 cases

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Record 6568 new positive cases reported, seven deaths

Srinagar: As the 64 hour Covid related restrictions continued Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 6,568 fresh COVID-19 cases, its highest single-day spike in infections so far, taking the virus tally to 3,90,949, while seven related deaths in the past 24 hours raised the toll to 4,598, officials said.

The Jammu division accounted for 1,875 of the new cases in the Union Territory, while the Kashmir division logged the remaining 4,693 fresh infections, they said.

The Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 1,604 fresh coronavirus cases, followed by 1,236 infections in Jammu district.

Officials said that Srinagar reported 1604 cases, Baramulla reported 749 cases, Budgam reported 643 cases, Pulwama reported 230 cases, Kupwara reported 320 cases, Anantnag reported 243 cases, Bandipora reported 418 cases, Ganderbal reported 99 cases, Kulgam reported 333 cases while as Shopian reported 54 fresh cases.

They said that Jammu reported 1236 cases, Reasi reported 34 cases for today, Udhampur reported 78 cases, Rajouri reported 59 cases, Doda reported 120 cases, Kathua reported 59 cases, Samba reported 91 cases, Poonch reported 50 case, Kishtwar reported 49 cases while as Ramban reported 99 fresh cases.

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