File photo of a doctor setting Oxygen levels at a government hospital in Srinagar - KM/Umar Ganie

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday witnessed another spurt in Covid positive cases as 708 fresh cases were recorded in the Union Territory taking the total number of pandemic cases to over 30,000.

Of the total 30,034 positive cases—23,386 are from Kashmir and 6,648 from Jammu division.

Officials said that among the 708 new cases, 606 were reported in Kashmir alone. The total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached 23,386 including 17,381 recoveries.

Kashmir also reported 15 more COVID-19 related deaths since Tuesday night, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 581, officials said.

Regarding those who lost the battle to the pestilence, they said, seven were residents of Srinagar, three each Budgam and Kupwara besides one each Baramulla and Shopian. 

With these deaths, 581 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—540 from the Valley and 41 from Jammu division.  

Srinagar district with 186 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (89), Budgam (46), Anantnag (43), Kulgam (31), Pulwama (40), Kupwara (39), Shopian (26), Jammu (29), Bandipora(23), Ganderbal (14), Rajouri (3), two each in Doda, Poonch and Udhampurbesides one each in Ramban, Samba, and Kathua.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 7,253 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 6,648.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 229 from Srinagar, 35 from Baramulla, 24 from Pulwama, 88 from Budgam, 48 from Anantnag, 19 from Kulgam, 10 from Shopian, 43 from Kupwara, 48 from Bandipora and 62 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 102 from Jammu division include 41 from Jammu, 04 from Rajouri, 04 from Kathua, 02 from Udhampur, 02 from Ramban, 10 from Samba, 03 from Doda, 01 from Poonch, 34 from Reasi and 01 from Kishtiwar”, officials disclosed.

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