JK reports spike of 1,330 COVID cases in 24 hours, tally crosses 60,000

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1,330 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking its tally past 60,000.

With 70 travellers among them, 672 cases were from Jammu division and 658 from Kashmir as the overall count reached 61,041.

This is for the fifteenth day in a row that cases have exceeded to over a thousand daily.

Giving district wise breakup of the cases, official said that Srinagar reported 237 cases, Budgam 62, Baramulla 64, Pulwama 41, Anantnag 60, Bandipora 65, Kupwara 52, Ganderbal 44, Kulgam 19, Shopian 14, Jammu 221, Rajouri 62, Udhampur 31, Kathua 42, Doda 86, Samba 53, Poonch 77, Ramban 47, Reasi 18 and Kishtwar 35.

Moreover, officials said, 784 more COVID patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 294 from Jammu and 490 from Kashmir valley.

The JK administration has also evacuated about 4,60,557 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur  and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.

As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 149 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 1,33,744 passengers while about 3,26,813 persons from other states and UTs including 934 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 4105 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from September 17 to September 18 mornings while 1,061 passengers have reached today in the 128th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu.

So far, 128 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 1,18,048 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.


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