J&K records its highest daily spike of 751 COVID-19 cases; 10 virus deaths also reported

Jammu and Kashmir reported highest single-day spike in covid-19 infections on Monday with 751 additions including 51 CRPF personnel, 16 from ACB headquarters and ten pregnant women.

Among the fresh cases, 240 were reported from Jammu and 511 from Kashmir which also include three BSF men and as many policemen and seven minors including one year-old baby

“Ten persons who were COVID-19 positive died over the past 24 hours,” an official said, adding nine of the cases were reported from Valley and one from Jammu region.

Of the 254 deaths so far, 234 were from Valley and 20 from the Jammu region.

There are now 6,122 active cases, while 8,274 patients have recovered, the officials said.

Monday’s cases include 164 people who had returned to the UT recently.

The officials said Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded the highest 171 new cases followed by 111 in Pulwama in south Kashmir.

The total number of infected persons in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 14,650.