Medicos collect samples at a Kiosk set up in Srinagar (File Photo: KM/Umar Ganie)
Srinagar: Nineteen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kashmir on Tuesday as the region breached 500 mark even as it witnessed its seventh death due to the virus.
Overall, 565 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in J&K now of which 507 are from Kashmir alone.
Eight deaths have taken place in the Union Territory.
The fresh cases have been detected in Shopian (03), Baramulla (05), Anantnag (08), Kupwara (01) and Pulwama, which was declared Covid-19 free earlier, came up with two cases.
The day also witnessed the death of a woman from Rainawari Srinagar who was admitted at Chest Diseases hospital here and had detected COVID-19 positive.
With underlying ailments, the woman had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Monday.
Confirming it, Medical Superintendent Chest Disease hospital Dalgate Dr Saleem Tak said that the elderly woman was suffering from various ailments.
“She was diabetic, hypertensive and had other comorbidities,” he said.
Besides, 12 more patients recovered and were discharged from several hospital in Jammu during the day.
If we go by the numbers, Kashmir now has 507 COVID-19 cases (366 Active Positive, 134 recovered, 7 deaths) while Jammu has 58 cases (15 active positive, 42 recovered, and 1 death).
The worse hit districts in Kashmir include Bandipora (127 cases), followed by Srinagar (86), Baramulla (72), Shopian (71), Anantnag (62), Kupwara (49), Budgam (15), Ganderbal (14), Kulgam (06), and Pulwama (05).