JK reports spike of 6,568 COVID cases, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

Health workers carry the dead body of COVID victim. [FPK Photo/Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s daily COVID cases breached all records since the onset of the pandemic in 2020 as it recorded 6,568 fresh infections while seven persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Saturday.

1,875 of the fresh cases were reported from Jammu and 4,693 from Kashmir, taking the overall tally to 3,90,949, the officials said.

Regarding the deaths, they said, five were from Jammu and two from Kashmir. So far, 4,598 people have died due to the virus—2,246 in Jammu and 2,352 in Kashmir Valley.

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