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COVID-19: J&K records 1,937 positive cases, 19 more deaths

Tally reaches 156,344; death toll reaches 2,111, active cases increase to 16,993, recovery rate decreases to 87.78

Jammu, April 23, 2021: The COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir continue to show a steep spurt as 1,937 fresh positive cases were reported on Friday, pushing the number of active cases to 16,993 which otherwise were less than 600 around a month before.

19 more deaths were reported in J&K in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 2,111 and active cases continue to increase and the recovery rate decreases with each passing day. 1,937 fresh positive cases reported on Friday pushed the tally of positive cases to 156,344.

Of the exact number of 156,344 cases, 93,508 are from Kashmir and 62,836 from Jammu division. Officials told that among 1,937 new cases, 1,091 belong to Kashmir division while as 846 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 93,508 including 82,312 recoveries and 1,315 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 62,836 including 54,928 recoveries and 796 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 16,993 including 9,881 from Kashmir division and 7,112 from Jammu division.

With 1,019 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 137,240 which is 87.78 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 590 from Srinagar, 198 from Baramulla, 68 from Budgam, 62 from Pulwama, 54 from Kupwara,105 from Anantnag, 13 from Bandipora, 23 from Ganderbal, 32 from Kulgam and 23 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 789 from Jammu division include 469 from Jammu, 68 from Udhampur, 45 from Rajouri, 27 from Doda, 31 from Kathua, 31 from Samba,  15 from Kishtwar, 13 from Poonch, 38 from Ramban and 51 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

As per officials figures, 37,423 positive cases including 497 deaths and 31,662 recoveries are from Srinagar, 11,255 including 187 deaths and 9,633 recoveries are from Baramulla, 9,469 including 8,588 recoveries and 125 deaths are from Budgam, 6,618 including 6,034 recoveries and 95 deaths are from Pulwama, 6,374 including 99 deaths and 5,888 recoveries are from Kupwara, 5,929 including 5,334 recoveries and 101 deaths are from Anantnag, 5,080 cases including 4,848 and 63 deaths are from Bandipora, 5,062 including 4,755 recoveries and 49 deaths are from Ganderbal, 3,475 including 2,923 recoveries and 58 deaths are from Kulgam and 2,823 including 2,647 recoveries and 41 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 31,196 including 26,516 recoveries and 419 deaths are from Jammu district, 5,534 including 5,038 recoveries and 61 deaths are from Udhampur, 4,283 including 3,882 recoveries and 58 deaths are from Rajouri, 3,601 including 3,435 recoveries and 64 deaths are from Doda, 4,052 including 3,601 recoveries and 56 deaths are from Kathua, 3,234 including 2,854 recoveries and 46 deaths are from Samba, 2,849 including 2,770 recoveries and 22 deaths are from Kishtwar, 2,731 including 2,545 recoveries and 30 deaths are from Poonch, 2,352 including 2,195 recoveries and 23 deaths are from Ramban and 3,004 including 2,092 recoveries and 17 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin 1,719,384 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 77,679 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 16,993 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 1,497,141 persons have completed surveillance period and 125,460 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 6,961,115 samples are available. Out of 6,961,115 the number of samples tested negative stands at 6,804,771 while as 156,344 have tested positive, among them 16,993 persons are active, 137,240 persons have recovered and 2,111 persons have died—(KNO)

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