654 fresh COVID infections take JK tally to 31,371, recoveries at 23,805

FPK photo/ Qayoom Khan

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday informed that 654 fresh COVID infections were detected, thus surging the overall cases in JK to 31,371.

The Kashmir division of the erstwhile state also reported 15 fresh deaths during the last 24 hours.

Moreover, 580 more patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 119 from Jammu and 461 from Kashmir division.

According to the daily bulletin, out of 31371 positive cases, 6973 are Active Positive, 23805 have recovered and 593 have died; 41 in Jammu division and 552 in Kashmir.

The bulletin further said that out of 844641 test results available, 813270 samples have been tested as negative till August 21, 2020.

Additionally, till date, 426670 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42078 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6973 in isolation and 43232 under home surveillance. Besides, 333794 persons have completed their surveillance period.

The administration, according to the spokesman, has evacuates 3,37,326 stranded JK residents; 2,33,966 via Lakhanpur, 103,360 through special trains amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.

As per the official data received in this regard, the JK administration has received 121 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 103,360 passengers while about 2,33,966 persons from other states and UTs including 928 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.


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