JK reports 197 COVID cases, lowest single-day tally in 46 days

A health care employee donned COVID kit stands outside hospital in Kashmir. [FPK Photo/Zainab.]

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 197 COVID cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest single-day count in 46 days, even as one person succumbed to the virus, the first death reported after four days, officials said on Friday.

They said 118 of the fresh cases were from Jammu and 79 from Kashmir, taking the overall tally to 4,51,989.

Giving district-wise details, the officials said, Srinagar reported 30 cases, Baramulla 20, Budgam 12, Pulwama 0, Kupwara 5, Anantnag 2, Bandipora 6, Ganderbal 1, Kulgam 3, Shopian 0, Jammu 41, Udhampur 1, Rajouri 1, Doda 42, Kathua 10, Samba 1, Kishtwar 1, Poonch 4, Ramban 12 and Reasi 5.

A few of these cases were confirmed at GMC Anantnag and include female (70) from NA, male (45) from Sagam Kokernag and male (63) from Gawas Kapran.

There was no death either from Jammu or Kashmir in the last 24 hours, they said. So far, 4745 persons have succumbed to the virus—2323 in Jammu and 2422 in Kashmir.

Besides, 577 COVID patients—269 from Jammu and 308 from Valley— recovered during the time. So far, 4,44,646 people have recovered, leaving the active case tally at 2597— 1307 in Jammu and 1290 in Kashmir.


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