The Jammu and Kashmir Union territory on Saturday witnessed 47 deaths due to Covid pandemic while as 3,832 fresh positive cases were also reported, taking the number of total active cases in the UT to 28359.
The 47 deaths includes a retired doctor, who was tested positive a few days ago.
With 47 more deaths, the death toll in the UT has reached to 2,330 and the active cases continue to increase and the recovery rate decreases with each passing day. 3,832 fresh positive cases reported on Saturday pushed the tally of positive cases to 179,915. Today figure of mortality and fresh positive cases is highest ever since the outbreak of pandemic in J&K last year.
Of the exact number of 179,915 cases, 109,160 are from Kashmir and 70,755 from Jammu division. Officials told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that among 3,832 new cases, 2,601 belong to Kashmir division while as 1,231 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 109,160 including 88,578 recoveries and 1,411 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 70,755 including 58,664 recoveries and 919 deaths.
The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 39,343 including 19,171from Kashmir division and 11,172 from Jammu division.
With 1,801 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 147,242 which is 81.84 percent of the total cases.
“Cases tested positive in J&K include 1,084 from Srinagar, 309 from Baramulla, 291 from Budgam, 70 from Pulwama, 122 from Kupwara, 286 from Anantnag, 77 from Bandipora, 94 from Ganderbal, 221 from Kulgam and 47;from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 1,231 from Jammu division include 504 from Jammu, 141 from Udhampur, 96 from Rajouri, 42 from Doda, 120 from Kathua, 137 from Samba, 15 from Kishtwar, 64 from Poonch, 60 from Ramban and 52 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.
Out of 47 deaths reported today, 13 died in GMC Jammu, 03 in GMC Rajouri, 02 in GMC Kathua, 01 in AKG Kathua, 04 in ASCOMS, 01 in CD Hosp Jmu, 01 in CHC Bhaderwah, 01 in PGI Chandigarh, 01 in DH Udhampur, 01 in CHC Ramnagar, 05 in Home (Brought Dead), 02 in JLNM Sgr, 05 in SKIMS Soura, 05 in SMHS, 01 in CHC Sopore, 01 in GMC Anantnag. (KNO)