608 new cases take covid-19 tally past 15000 mark in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported 608 new covid-19 infections including 51 CRPF, six BSF and 9 army personnel, taking the overall tally of cases to 15158 in J&K.

These cases also include 134 sample reports received at the toll post and pertains to mainly migrant labourers, sources said.

Giving the district-wise details, official sources said that Srinagar reported 213, Baramulla 28, Kulgam 39, Shopian 3, Anantnag 26, Kupwara 47, Pulwama 43, Budgam 83, Bandipora 14, Ganderbal 6,
Jammu 15, Kathua 13, Rajouri 37, Udhampur 3, Ramban 11, Samba 10, Doda 7, Poonch 2 and Reasi 8.

“Nine persons, who were COVID-19 positive, have died over the past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir,” they said, adding all the nine deaths took place in the Kashmir Valley.

The death toll of coronavirus infected persons reached 263 — 243 from the Valley and 20 were from the Jammu region, the officials said.

Among the 608 fresh cases, 106 were reported from the Jammu region and 502 from Kashmir, they said.

There are now 6,540 active cases in the union territory, while 8,455 patients have recovered from the infection, they added.

The cases detected on Tuesday included 87 persons who had returned to the union territory recently.

The officials said Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded the highest of 213 new positive cases, followed by 83 in nearby Budgam district.