With 450 new cases & 520 more recoveries, J&K Covid-19 tally 19869

Jammu and Kashmir recorded its highest single-day spike in the COVID-19 death toll on Thursday as 17 patients succumbed in the last 24 hours, even as the Union Territory recorded 450 new coronavirus cases, taking the number of infected people to 19,869, officials said.

“Seventeen persons, who were COVID-19 positive, died in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours,” an official said, adding that all but one death were reported from the Kashmir valley.

This is the highest single-day spike in the COVID-19 death toll in the Union Territory so far, the officials added.

The death toll due to the disease now stands at 365 in the Union Territory — 339 from the valley, 26 from the Jammu region — they added.

Giving district wise details, official sources said that Srinagar reported 183 cases, Baramulla 42, Kulgam2, Shopian 6, Anantnag 20, Kupwara 16, Pulwama 32, Budgam 20, Bandipora 33, Ganderbal 13, Jammu 38, Kathua 0, Rajouri 13, Udhampur 9, Ramban 1, Samba 3, Poonch 12, Kishtwar 2, Doda 4 and Reasi 1.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 4658 cases followed by Baramulla with 1877, Kulgam 1493, Shopian 1422, Anantnag 1278, Pulwama 1395, Kupwara 1085, Budgam 1248, Bandipora 711, and Ganderbal 401.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1027cases, Rajouri 646, Ramban 534, Kathua 511, Udhampur 436, Samba 407, Doda 269, Poonch 209, Kishtwar 136 and Reasi 126. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 19419—15568 in Kashmir and 4301 in Jammu