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Covid spike continues as J&K records 60 deaths, 4788 cases in a day

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Jammu and Kashmir reported 4788 fresh covid-19 cases while 60 more people succumbed to the virus in last 24 hours, the highest single day fatality count in J&K since the outbreak of the pandemic, officials said on Saturday.

Among these who succumbed to the contagion include 42 from Jammu division and 18 from Kashmir Valley, taking the fatality count to 2612, they said.

Regarding the fresh cases, they said, 1529 were from Jammu Division and 3259 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally to 206954.

Providing district wise details of the fresh cases, the officials told GNS that Srinagar reported 853 infections, Baramulla 470, Budgam 444, Pulwama 325, Kupwara 131, Anantnag 573, Bandipora 83, Ganderbal 55, Kulgam 237, Shopian 88, Jammu 634, Udhampur 181, Rajouri 247, Doda 22, Kathua 169, Samba 66, Kishtwar 23, Poonch 82, Ramban 63, and Reasi 42.

Moreover, officials said, 2500 more COVID-19 patients have recovered; 910 from Jammu Division and 1590 from Kashmir. There are 46535 active positive cases, 16148 in Jammu and 30387 in Kashmir, they added. (GNS)