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COVID-19: 19 fatalities, 975 more test positive in J&K Total cases 78,228, death toll mounts to 1,231; 1,399 more recover in UT

COVID-19: 19 fatalities, 975 more test positive in J&K  Total cases 78,228, death toll mounts to 1,231; 1,399 more recover in UT
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Jahangeer Ganaie

Srinagar, Oct 03 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir Saturday witnessed 19 deaths due to Covid-19, taking the total death toll in the Union Territory (UT) to 1231 while 975 fresh positive cases to the tally of total cases to 78228.

Of the total 78,228 cases, 47,071 are from Kashmir and 31,157 from Jammu division. Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that among 975 new cases, 384 belong to Kashmir division while as 591 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 47,071 including 39,455 recoveries and 855 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 31,157 including 21,896 recoveries and 376 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 15,664 including 6,761 from Kashmir division and 8,885 from Jammu division.

With 1,399 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 61,351 which is 78.42 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 150 from Srinagar, 43 from Budgam, 32 from Baramulla, 39 from Pulwama, 28 from Anantnag, 22 from Bandipora, 52 from Kupwara, 11 from Ganderbal, 05 from Kulgam and 03 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 591 from Jammu division include 403 from Jammu, 29 from Rajouri, 39 from Udhampur, 19 from Kathua, 11 from Doda, 30 from Samba, 32 from Poonch, 06 from Ramban, 13 from Reasi and 09 from Kishtiwar,” officials disclosed.

Notably, in the last 24 hours, 19 persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died which include eight from Kashmir division and 11 from Jammu division.

As per media bulletin, patients who have died include fourfrom Srinagar and one each from Budgam, Pulwama, Bandipora and Kupwara in Kashmir division while as 11 from Jammu division include four from Jammu district, three from Rajouri, two from Kishtiwar and one each from Kuthua and Doda.

As per officials figures, 15,376 positive cases including 299 deaths and 13,099 recoveries are from Srinagar, 5,023 including 86 deaths and 4,113 recoveries are from Budgam, 4,523 including 3,007 recoveries and 124 deaths are from Baramulla, 4,035 including 3,561 recoveries and 70 deaths are from Pulwama, 3,595 including 66 deaths and 3,067 recoveries are from Anantnag, 3,514 including 3,060 recoveries and 38 deaths are from Bandipora, 3,717 cases including 2,903 and 68 deaths are from Kupwara, 2,957 including 2,650 recoveries and 29 deaths are from Ganderbal, 2,290 including 2,137 recoveries and 43 deaths are from Kulgam and 2,041 including 1,858 recoveries and 32 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 14,262 including 10,465 recoveries and 200 deaths are from Jammu district, 2,754 including 1,966 recoveries and 35 deaths are from Rajouri, 2,342 including 1,871 recoveries and 20 deaths are from Udhampur, 2,119 including 1,700 recoveries and 25 deaths are from Kathua, 2,271 including 1,317 recoveries and 33 deaths are from Doda, 1,832 including 1,135 recoveries and 22 deaths are from Samba, 1,842 including 901 recoveries and 16 deaths are from Poonch, 1,388 including 1,137 recoveries and 10 deaths are from Ramban, 1,023 including 685 recoveries and 06 deaths are from Reasi and 1,324 including 719 recoveries and 09 deaths are from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 589,383 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 21,523 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 15,646 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 502,061 persons have completed surveillance period and 48,922 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 1,685,809 samples are available.

Out of 1,685,809 the number of samples tested negative stands at 1,607,581 while 78,228 have tested positive, among them 15,646 are active, 61,351 persons have recovered and 1,231 persons have died—(KNO)
[9:01 PM, 10/3/2020] +91 94699 55064: COVID-19 Sero-Survey Round Two: Sero-prevalence in Pulwama over 27 percent against 02 percent recorded in June

Jahangeer Ganaie

Srinagar, Oct 03 (KNO): The results of second round of Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) National Sero-Survey for SARS COV-2 infection (COVID-19) has found that Covid-19 is prevalent among 27.3 percent people in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Pertinently, in the first round of the survey, the covid prevalence was found just 2 percent, which was conducted in the month of May & June this year.

However, the second round of the survey has found huge increase in it with official communiqué issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) stating that 113 people out of 413 reported to be positive for Immunoglobulin G…
[9:02 PM, 10/3/2020] +91 94699 55064: MHRD earmarks Rs 1957 Cr budget for elementary, secondary, teacher Edu for JK

Of total budget, Rs 883.33 Cr are from spillover funds

Riyaz Bhat

Srinagar, Oct 03 (KNO): The Government of India (GoI) has estimated a budget of over Rs 1957 Crores for elementary, Secondary and Teacher education of Jammu and Kashmir for academic year 2020-21.

The total budget estimated for the academic year 2020-21 includes fresh allocations of Rs 1073.67 Crores and spillover amount of Rs 883.33 Crores.

The news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) has learnt that among the total fresh amount estimated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Rs 990.25 Crore are the recurring funds and Rs 83.42 Crore are non-recurring funds.

This information was revealed by the M…

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