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J&K reports highest number of infections since outbreak of pandemic

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6570 test positive; 14 deaths reported in UT

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 6,570 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic began, taking the infection tally to 4,09,166, while 14 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 1,555 were from the Jammu division and 5,015 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, the officials said.

This is the highest single-day spike in fresh cases since the first Covid case was detected in Kashmir in March 2020, surpassing the previous high of 6,568 cases on January 22 this year.

The officials said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 1,450 new cases, followed by 971 cases in Budgam district.

There are 47,376 active cases in the Union Territory, while the number of recovered patients was 3,57,163, the officials said.

The 14 new fatalities, the highest in a day in over seven months, pushed the death toll from the pandemic to 4,627 in Jammu and Kashmir.

The officials said that Srinagar reported 1450 fresh cases, Baramulla 396 cases, Budgam 971 cases, Pulwama 107 cases, Kupwara 95 cases, Anantnag 416cases, Bandipora 243 cases, Ganderbal 295 cases,Kulgam 697cases and Shopian reported 45 fresh cases.

In Jammu division, officials said that Jammu district reported 849 cases, Reasi 43 cases, Udhampur 121 cases, Rajouri 100 cases, Doda 114 cases, Kathua 81 cases, Samba 112 cases, Poonch 82 cases, Kishtwar 12 cases while as Ramban reported 41 fresh cases.

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