9 more die of COVID in JK


21 travelers among 427 fresh positive cases

Masrat Nabi

Srinagar, Oct 19 : Jammu and Kashmir Monday recorded nine Covid-19 related deaths taking the death toll to 1,388 in the Union Territory while as 427 positive cases were reported pushing the J&K tally to 88,369.

Of the total 88,369 cases, 52,954 are from Kashmir and 35,415 from Jammu division. Officials told that among 427 new cases, 258 belong to Kashmir division while as 169 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 52,954 including 46,901 recoveries and 9228 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 35,415 including 31,766 recoveries and 460 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 8,314 including 5,125 from Kashmir division and 3,189 from Jammu division.

With 781 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 78,667 which is 89.02 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 112 from Srinagar, 16 from Budgam, 38 from Baramulla, 19 from Pulwama,  18 from Kupwara, 26 from Anantnag, 19 from Bandipora, 04 from Ganderbal, 02 from Kulgam and 04 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 169 from Jammu division include 116 from Jammu, 02 from Rajouri, 11 from Udhampur, 0 from Doda, 05 from Kuthua, 09 from Poonch, 12 from Samba, 07 from Kishtiwar, 04 from Ramban and 03 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

Notably, in the last 24 hours, nine persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died which include six from Kashmir division and three from Jammu division.

As per media bulletin, patients who have died include two from Kulgam and one each from Srinagar, Pulwama, Anantnag and Shopian in Kashmir division while as three deaths from Jammu division include one each from Udhampur, Samba and Ramban.

As per officials figures, 17,809 positive cases including 333 deaths and 15,699 recoveries are from Srinagar, 5,253 including 90 deaths and 5,169 recoveries are from Budgam, 5,253 including 3,823 recoveries and 135 deaths are from Baramulla, 4,433 including 4,076 recoveries and 77 deaths are from Pulwama, 4,094 including 71 deaths and 3,711 recoveries are from Kupwara, 3,999 including 3,575 recoveries and 71 deaths are from Anantnag, 3,865 cases including 3,543 and 42 deaths are from Bandipora, 3,319 including 3,037 recoveries and 30 deaths are from Ganderbal, 2,397 including 2,269 recoveries and 45 deaths are from Kulgam and 2,122 including 1,999 recoveries and 34 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 16,222 including 14,901 recoveries and 237 deaths are from Jammu district, 3,122 including 2,757 recoveries and 45 deaths are from Rajouri, 2,572 including 2,428 recoveries and 26 deaths are from Udhampur, 2,502 including 2,254 recoveries and 42 deaths are from Doda, 2,333 including 2,248 recoveries and 30 deaths are from Kuthua, 2,148 including 1,530 recoveries and 22 deaths are from Poonch, 2,079 including 1,648 recoveries and 25 deaths are from Samba, 1,727 including  1,472 recoveries and 14 deaths are from Kishtwar, 1,514 including 1,438 recoveries and 12 deaths are from Ramban and 1,196 including 1,090 recoveries and 07 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin, 629,710 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 21,927 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 8,314 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 545,876 persons have completed surveillance period and 52,205 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 2,023,294 samples are available.

Out of 2,023,294 the number of samples tested negative stands at 1,934,925 while 87,942 have tested positive, among them 8,314 are active, 78,667 persons have recovered and 1,388 persons have died.


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