J&K reports 344 fresh COVID cases

A health worker sorts swab samples for COVID-19 testing in Srinagar.
A health worker sorts swab samples for COVID-19 testing in Srinagar.File: Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Three hundred and forty four fresh COVID-19 cases were reported from Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

According to an official bulletin, 49 cases were reported from Jammu division and 295 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases to 475768.

Providing district-wise breakup the bulletin said that Srinagar reported 78 cases, Baramulla 69 cases, Budgam 33 cases, Pulwama 29 cases, Kupwara 34 cases, Anantnag 24 cases, Bandipora 17 cases, Ganderbal five cases, Kulgam five cases while as Shopian one case.

Similarly in Jammu division, Jammu reported 19 cases, Udhampur three, Kishtwar four, Poonch three, and Ramban 20.

Moreover, 596 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 55 from Jammu division and 541 from Kashmir division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 475768 positive cases, 2910 are Active Positive (477 in Jammu Division and 2433 in Kashmir Division), 468079 have recovered and 4779 have died; 2347 in Jammu division and 2432 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin also informs that 23,485 doses of COVID Vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours across Jammu and Kashmir bringing the cumulative number of doses administered to 2,40,67,744 till date.

The Bulletin further said that out of 26356271 test results available, 475768 samples have tested positive and 25880503 samples have been tested as negative till date. Besides, 8893 COVID tests have been conducted in last 24 hours.

Till date 6699385 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 14 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 2910 in isolation and 355 in home surveillance. Besides, 6691200 persons have completed their surveillance period.

The bulletin informs that in case of any help, the general public can call J&K UT Centralised Health Helpline- Toll Free No. 104.In case of emergency, people can avail free ambulance services 24x7 by calling toll free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free services by dialling toll free number 102, the bulletin reads.

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