Jammu & Kashmir

COVID: JK reports spike of 3,251 cases, 4 deaths in last 24 hours

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A healthcare worker designated for COVID testing outside hospital [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday witnessed a spike of 3,251 COVID cases while four persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Saturday.

They said that 1,129 of the cases were reported from Jammu and 2,122 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally to 3,55,874.

There were also four deaths in the last 24 hours, two each from Jammu division and Kashmir Valley. So far, 4,561 people have succumbed to the virus and including 2,218 in Jammu and 2,343 in Kashmir.

Giving the district-wise details of the fresh cases confirmed in JK, the officials said that Srinagar reported 624, Baramulla 471, Budgam 416, Pulwama 67, Kupwara 137, Anantnag 228, Bandipora 117, Ganderbal 21, Kulgam 37, Shopian 4, Jammu 685, Udhampur 125, Rajouri 34, Doda 24, Kathua 59, Samba 93, Kishtwar 29, Poonch 35, Ramban 3 and Reasi 42.

Besides, they said, 390 COVID patients recovered during the time—239 from Jammu and 151 from Kashmir. So far, 3,38,453 people have recovered, leaving the active case tally at 12,860—5690 in Jammu and 7170 in Kashmir.

They said there was no new confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) reported today. So far, 51 black fungus cases have been confirmed in JK, the officials said.

They also informed that 62407 doses of COVID vaccine were administered during the time in JK.


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