63,000 tests in a day, highest so far in J&K

No Covid death in Kashmir for first time in 79 days, 2 fatalities in Jammu
63,000 tests in a day, highest so far in J&K
A health worker collecting a swab sample from a man at a COVID-19 testing facility in Srinagar. File/GK

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government conducted over 63,000 Covid-19 tests in a day which is the highest number since the outbreak of pandemic in J&K.

After a gap of 79 days since April 12, Kashmir division reported no Covid death today, while 2 deaths were reported in Jammu.

As per official data shared by the health department, on Sunday administration in J&K conducted 63,372 Covid tests across the Union Territory. Out of total tests done, 347 persons tested positive while the remaining 63,372 were negative which implies a positivity rate of 0.5 percent.

A senior health department official said: “The government is working on a two-pronged strategy of doing more tests and ramping up the pace of vaccination in order to prevent the spread of Covid and also protect for its resurgence.”

As per the details shared by the health department, two fatalities attributed to Covid-19 were reported in Jammu while no death in Kashmir division was reported, taking the total tally of deaths to 4337

Out of 02 deaths reported today, 01 died in CHC Bhaderwah and 01 at home/brought dead.

As far as the positive cases are concerned, J&K reported 347 positive cases. Out of total cases reported on Sunday, 144 cases were reported from Jammu division and 203 were reported from Kashmir division. With it the total tally of Covid positive cases in J&K is 316976.

Srinagar reported 75 cases, Baramulla 10, Budgam 31, Pulwama 13, Kupwara 14, Anantnag 18, Bandipora 16, Ganderbal 19, Kulgam 6, Shopian 1, Jammu 13, Udhampur 6, Rajouri 10, Doda 13, Kathua 2, Samba 2, Kishtwar 4, Poonch 11, Ramban 8 and Reasi 75.

However as per the official data, the number of active cases is coming down rapidly and the active cases are now below 4000. On Sunday the number of active cases is 3967—1733 in Jammu and 2234 in Kashmir.

The number of persons recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24-hours was 426 more COVID-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours—163 from Jammu Division and 263 from Kashmir. The total number of Covid recoveries in J&K has reached 308672.

As per the media bulletin, no new confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, till now 30 confirmed cases have been reported in the UT of J&K.

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