COVID: With 613 new cases & 654 more recoveries, J&K tally nears 21000-mark

Jammu and Kashmir’s COVID-19 case count climbed to 20,972 on Saturday with 613 fresh cases, while the toll mounted to 388 as 11 more people succumbed to the disease, officials said.

All of the 11 deaths were reported from the Kashmir Valley, they said. The death toll from the pandemic rose to 388 — 360 in Kashmir and 28 in Jammu, the officials said.

Out of the 613 new cases, the highest number of 305 infections were from Srinagar, followed by 58 in Pulwama district.

Of the fresh cases, 468 were reported from Kashmir and 145 from Jammu, according to the officials.

There are now 7,713 active cases in the union territory, while 12,871 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.