Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported the biggest-ever daily spike of 6,570 cases while 14 persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours which is the highest single-day toll of the present third wave, officials said on Tuesday.
1,555 of the fresh cases were reported from Jammu and 5,015 from Kashmir, taking the overall tally to 409166, the officials said.
Regarding the deaths, they said, seven each were reported from the Jammu division and Kashmir Valley respectively. So far, 4,627 people have died due to the virus—2,260 in the Jammu division and 2,367 in Kashmir Valley.
On Saturday last, the JK recorded the previous highest daily case count of 6,568 since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. The count was breached by two cases today.
Giving district-wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 1450 cases, Baramulla 396, Budgam 971, Pulwama 107, Kupwara 395, Anantnag 416, Bandipora 243, Ganderbal 295, Kulgam 697, Shopian 45, Jammu 849, Udhampur 121, Rajouri 100, Doda 114, Kathua 81, Samba 112, Kishtwar 12, Poonch 82, Ramban 41 and Reasi 43.
Besides, they said, 3,789 COVID patients recovered during the time—1,278 from Jammu and 2,511 from Kashmir. So far, 3,57,163 people have recovered, leaving the active case tally at 47,376—13,812 in Jammu and 33,564 in Kashmir.