Jammu & Kashmir

COVID: JK reports 8 deaths, 5,606 infections in last 24 hours

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

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 5,606 new positive cases while eight persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.

They said 1,353 cases have been reported from Jammu and 4,253 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally to 4,14,772. Regarding the deaths, they said, four each were reported from Jammu division and Kashmir Valley respectively. So far, 4,635 people have died due to the virus—2,264 in Jammu division and 2,371 in Kashmir Valley.

On Tuesday JK reported biggest-ever daily spike of 6,570 cases since the pandemic started in 2020. On Saturday last, the JK recorded the previous highest daily case count of 6,568.

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