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COVID scourge: 11 more deaths in Kashmir, 613 new cases across J&K

Restrictions were imposed in several parts of Srinagar on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha on Saturday to restrict the movement of people in an attempt to contain the COVID-19 pandemic (Photo: KM/Umar Ganie)

Srinagar, Aug 1: With 613 more people testing positive, Jammu and Kashmir Saturday recorded another huge spike in the COVID-19 cases.

Of the fresh ones, 468 were from Kashmir while the rest 145 were from Jammu, officials said.


The total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has thus risen to 20,972.

Besides, eleven more people affected by COVID-19 passed away in Kashmir during the day.

The deceased included six persons from Srinagar, two from Baramulla, one each from Pulwama, Kupwara, Budgam,

Moreover, 654 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 96 from Jammu Division and 558 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 20972 positive cases, 7713 are Active Positive, 12871 have recovered and 388 have died; 28 in Jammu division and 360 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 647271 test results available, 626299 samples have been tested as negative till August 01, 2020.

Additionally, till date 370172 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 45128 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6 in Hospital Quarantine, 7713 in hospital isolation and 41038 under home surveillance. Besides, 275899 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Source: DIPR

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 755 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 259 Active Positive, 483 recovered (including 19 cases recovered today) and 13 deaths; Srinagar has 5091 positive cases (including 305 cases reported today) with 2733 Active Positive, 2232 recovered (including 277 cases recovered today), 126 deaths; Anantnag district has 1311 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 262 Active Positive, 1025 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today),  24 deaths; Baramulla has 1924 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 505 Active Positive, 1349 recovered (including 30 cases recovered today), 70 deaths; Shopian has 1446 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 198 Active Positive, 1225 recovered (including 27 cases recovered today) and 23 deaths; Kupwara has 1098 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 141 Active Positive, 936 recovered  (including 99 cases recovered today) and 21 deaths; Budgam has 1291 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 546 Active Positive and 717 recovered cases and 28 deaths; Ganderbal has 421 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 144 active positive cases and 271 recoveries and 06 deaths; Kulgam has 1508 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 240 Active Positive and 1240 recoveries (including 40 cases recovered today) and 28 deaths and Pulwama reported 1538 positive cases (including 58 cases reported today) with 723 active positive cases and 794 recovered (including 60 cases recovered today) and 21 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 1122 positive cases (including 52 cases reported today) with 512 active positive cases and 591 recoveries (including 17 cases recovered today) and 19 deaths; Udhampur has 472 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today)   with 133 active positive cases, 338 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 430 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 177 Active Positive and 252 recoveries and 01 death; Rajouri has 691 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 425 active positive cases and 264 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Kathua has 530 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 177 Active positive and 352 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 145 positive cases  (including 08 cases reported today) with 90 active positive cases and 55 recovered; Ramban has 537 positive cases (including 02 case reported today) with 159 active positive and  377 recoveries (including 22 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Reasi has 156 positive cases (including 10 case reported today) with 97 active positive and 59 recovered  (including 01 case recovered today); Poonch has 218 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 75 active positive and 142 recoveries and 01 death while Doda has 288 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today)  with 117 active positive cases and 169 recoveries  (including 30 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths.