COVID-19: J&K logs 276 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: At least 276 COVID-19 cases were reported across Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, the government said.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that of these 235 cases were from the Kashmir division and 41 from the Jammu division, taking the total number of positive cases to 4,76,044.

Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases, the spokesman said that in the Kashmir division, Srinagar reported 100 cases, Baramulla 52, Budgam 25, Kupwara 24, Kulgam 11, Anantnag eight, Pulwama seven, Bandipora five, Shopian three while no case was reported from Ganderbal.

He said that in the Jammu division, the Jammu district reported 27 cases, Kathua five, Doda three, and Udhampur two while Rajouri, Samba, Kishtwar, Poonch, Ramban, and Reasi reported no fresh cases. The spokesman said that 589 COVID-19 infected persons also recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 519 from the Kashmir division and 70 from the Jammu division.

He said of the total 4,76,044 positive cases reported in J&K so far, 2597 are active positive including

2149 from Kashmir division and 448 from Jammu division while 4,68,668 have recovered and 4779 died including 2432 in Kashmir division and 2347 in Jammu division.

The spokesman said that 11,161 doses of COVID vaccine were administered across J&K during the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered to 2,40,82,212.

He said that of the 2,63,66,174 test results available, 4,76,044 samples had tested positive and 2,58,90,130 samples tested negative.

The spokesman said that 9903 COVID tests were conducted during the last 24 hours.

He said that to date 66,99,293 persons were enlisted for observation which included 149 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 2597 in isolation, and 356 in home surveillance while 66,91,412 persons have completed their surveillance period.

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