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COVID crisis: Srinagar logs record 1144 cases in 24 hrs, only 27 of them travellers

Attendants of COVID19 patients collecting Oxygen cylinders at a Government Hospital in Srinagar on Monday, April 26, 2021 (KM/Umar Ganie)

Srinagar: Summer capital Srinagar has recorded 1144 cases in the last 24 hours of which only 27 are travellers pointing towards the increasing ferocity of the new wave of novel coronavirus among the city residents.

As a result the overall J&K numbers too have shot up with a record 3,164 people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

On second consecutive day, 25 persons succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir as per the government’s latest daily figure.

Previously, the highest daily count was recorded on April 25 when 2381 people had tested positive for the virus.

Of the 25 fatalities, 15 are from Jammu Division and 10 from Kashmir.

Among the 3164 new cases, official said 1030 were from Jammu Division and 2134 from Kashmir Valley, taking the total case tally to 166054.

Apart from Srinagar, district-wise cases on Tuesday include Baramulla 197, Budgam 174, Pulwama 70, Kupwara 97, Anantnag 143, Bandipora 123, Ganderbal 66, Kulgam 90, Shopian 30, Jammu 489, Udhampur 65, Rajouri 68, Doda 41, Kathua 100, Samba 98, Kishtwar 30, Poonch 39, Ramban 40 and Reasi 60.
aMoreover, they said, 1457 more COVID-19 patients have recovered—656 from Jammu Division and 801 from Kashmir Valley. There are 22283 active positive cases in J&K, 8847 in Jammu and 13436 in the Valley.