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COVID-19: Fresh spike breaks all previous records as 1617 test positive, tally inches closer to 50,000

COVID-19: Fresh spike breaks all previous records as 1617 test positive, tally inches closer to 50,000
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Recovery rate slips from 78 to 71 percent, For the first time, Jammu division has more active cases than Kashmir

Jahangeer Ganaie

Srinagar, Sep 09 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reported yet another single day record spike of 1,617 cases of Covid-19 pandemic including 67 travelers taking the total number of positive cases to 47,542 in the Union Territory.

Of the total 47,542 cases, 33,445 are from Kashmir and 14,097 from Jammu division. Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), among 1,617 new cases, 723 belong to Kashmir division while as 894 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 33,445 including 26,505 recoveries while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 14,097 including 7,366 recoveries and 123 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 12,839 including 6,231 from Kashmir division and 6,608 from Jammu division.

With 620 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 33,871 which is 71.24 percent of the total cases which was over 78 percent few days.

Notably, ist time since covid-19 outbreak, Jammu division has more active cases than in Kashmir division as Jammu division has 6,608 while as Kashmir division has 6,231 active cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 260 from Srinagar, 85 from Baramulla, 37 from Pulwama, 69 from Budgam, 69 from Anantnag, 75 from Bandipora, 51 from Kupwara, 16 from Kulgam, 23 from Shopian and 38 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 894 from Jammu division include 583 from Jammu, 71 from Rajouri, 36 from Kuthua, 77 from Udhampur, 30 from Samba, 18 from Ramban, 31 from Doda, 11 from Poonch, 28 from Reasi and 09 from Kishtiwar,” officials disclosed.

As per officials figures, 10,764 positive cases including 244 deaths and 8,994 recoveries are from Srinagar, 3,199 including 109 deaths and 2,387 recoveries are from Baramulla, 2,967 including 2,459 recoveries and 60 deaths are from Pulwama, 3,088 including 2,183 recoveries and 66 deaths are from Budgam, 2,713 including 53 deaths and 2,021 recoveries are from Anantnag, 2,502 including 1,845 recoveries and 27 deaths are from Bandipora, 2,524 cases including 1,702 and 56 deaths are from Kupwara, 2,026 including 1,875 recoveries and 40 deaths are from Kulgam, 1,795 including 1,656 recoveries and 29 deaths are from Shopian and 1,867 including 1,383 recoveries and 25 deaths are from Ganderbal.

In Jammu division, 6,861 including 2,389 recoveries and 73 deaths are from Jammu district, 1,169 including 827 recoveries and 12 deaths are from Rajouri, 1,158 including 813 recoveries and 11 deaths are from Kuthua, 1,166 including 761 recoveries and 04 deaths are from Udhampur, 900 including 599 recoveries and 05 deaths are from Samba, 728 including 652 recoveries and 01 death are from Ramban, 608 including 385 recoveries and 08 deaths are from Doda, 601 including 384 recoveries and 06 deaths are from Poonch, 507 including 345 recoveries and two deaths are from Reasi and 399 including 211 recoveries and 01 death are from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 502,377 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 44,532 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 12,839 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 392,784 persons have completed surveillance period and 51,390 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 1,131,076 samples are available.

Out of 1,131,076 the number of samples tested negative stands at 1,083,534 while 47,542 have tested positive, among them 12,839 are active and 33,871 persons have recovered—(KNO)

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