J&K tally 34480 with 704 new cases

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Another 704 cases of COVID19 were recorded in J&K on Wednesday taking the total number of positive cases till date to 34480.

Government has said 902677people have been tested till date out of which 3.8 percent samples have tested positive. Among the fresh cases reported today, 509 were from Kashmir division, while 195 were from Jammu division.

In Kashmir, the new cases include 25 service providers – shopkeepers, pharmacists, barbers, bakers etc, who are sampled routinely across red zones. 150 people who had reported to hospitals with fever and other symptoms of the viral infection were found positive. Among the cases today, 163 were contacts of known cases. In addition, approximately 60 people sampled from various security establishments were found positive. 18 pregnant women, 32 samples taken randomly were found positive as well. 48 travelers were reported positive from Kashmir today, the highest this month. Many of these, a health official said, were non-locals.

Srinagar district had 198 new positives today. Of these, 18 were travelers, 60 were contacts of known cases while the majority of the remaining cases were symptomatic and sampled thus. 20 defense personnel stationed in Srinagar were found positive as well, a health official said. The cumulative cases reported from Srinagar was 8553 on Wednesday while the number of active cases in the district was 1552. The district has suffered the worst in terms of fatality of COVID19 with over 200 deaths reported to have been caused by this virus.

In Budgam, 64 new cases came to fore. These were mostly symptomatic cases and contacts from Yarikalan, Khag, Kanipora, Wahabpora.

In Pulwama, 55 cases were reported while 16 cases were detected in Baramulla, Anantnag had 47 cases, Kulgam 9 cases, Shopian 9, Kupwara 49, Bandipora 22, Ganderbal 40.

In Jammu, out of the 195 cases, 48 were travelers. In Jammu district, 98 cases were reported today, only 17 of these travelers.

J&K Government has said that the number of recovered patients reached 26193 today after 599 patients were discharged from hospitals across the UT. Currently, 7630 patients of COVID19 are undergoing treatment across hospitals with thousands isolating at home.