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139 new corona cases take J&K total to 2,857; 1,007 recovered

With the detection of 139 new positive cases of novel coronavirus, 30 from Jammu division and 109 from Kashmir division, the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday increased to 2,857.

According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 2,857 positive cases, 1,816 are Active Positive, 1,007 have recovered and 34 have died; four in Jammu division and 30 in Kashmir division.


India’s COVID-19 tally nears 2.1 lakh, death toll approaches 6,000; recoveries cross 1-lakh

New Delhi: The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 infections neared 2.1 lakh on Wednesday with a record number of nearly 9,000 new cases getting detected across states and union territories, while the death toll neared the 6,000-mark. The government, however, said recoveries have also crossed the one-lakh mark and the testing infrastructure has been ramped up considerably. Badly-hit states and union territories such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi continued to report rising tallies, while new cases continued to surface in several eastern and north-eastern states including Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Sikkim.

Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala also figured among the states where more people tested positive for COVID-19.

In its morning update, the Union Health Ministry said the total number of cases has risen to 2,07,615 across the country, following an increase of 8,909 cases in the 24 hours since Tuesday 8 AM, while the death toll rose by 217 in this period to 5,815.

The number of active cases has also risen to more than 1.01 lakh, while at least 1,00,302 COVID-19 patients have recovered already giving an overall recovery rate of over 48 per cent, the ministry said.

However, a PTI tally of figures announced by states and UTs, as of 9.30 PM, showed the total number of confirmed cases having risen to close to 2.1 lakh and the death toll to approximately 6,000, showing an increase of nearly 9,000 cases since Tuesday evening and at least 273 more fatalities in this time period.

It also showed a higher number of recoveries at more than 1.03 lakh.


The Bulletin said that till date 1,93,145 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 44,389 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 45 in Hospital Quarantine, 1,816 in hospital isolation and 53,639 under home surveillance. Besides, 93,222 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 161 positive cases (including nine cases reported today) with 24 Active Positive, 136 recovered (including two cases today), one death; Srinagar has 319 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 169 Active Positive, 143 recovered (including two cases recovered today), seven deaths; Anantnag district has 350 positive cases (including one case reported today), with 193 Active Positive, 152 recovered (including 26 cases recovered today), five deaths; Baramulla has 272 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today) with 161 Active Positive, 104 recovered (including one case recovered today), seven deaths; Shopian has 205 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 93 Active Positive, 109 recovered (including one case recovered today) and three deaths; Kupwara has 299 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 222 Active Positive, 76 recovered and one death; Budgam has 124 positive cases (including six cases reported today), with 55 Active Positive and 67 recovered cases (including six cases today) and two deaths; Ganderbal has 37 positive cases (including three cases reported today) with 11 Active cases and 26 recoveries (including two cases recovered today); Kulgam has 313 positive cases (including two cases reported today), with 264 Active Positive and 45 recoveries (including 13 recoveries reported today) and four deaths and Pulwama reported 105 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 92 active positive and 13 recovered.

Similarly, Jammu has 167 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 124 active positive cases and 41 recoveries and two deaths; Udhampur has 72 positive cases (including three cases reported today) with 45 active positive cases, 26 recovered and one death; Samba has 48 positive cases (including three case reported today) with 35 Active Positive and 13 recoveries; Rajouri has 40 positive cases (including four cases reported today) with 35 active positive cases and five recovered; Kathua has 80 positive cases with 53 Active positive and 27 recovered; Kishtwar has 12 positive cases with nine active positive cases and three recovered; Ramban has 153 positive cases with 137 active positive and 16 recoveries; Reasi has 14 positive cases with 11 active positive and three recovered, Poonch has 59 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 58 active positive and one recovery today while Doda has 27 positive cases with 25 active positive case and one recovered and one death.

Meanwhile, seven policemen were placed under quarantine after a man who was arrested here earlier this week on charges of domestic violence tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.

The policemen had taken into custody a man from Kalai-andar in Rainawari area of the city after his wife had registered a case of domestic violence against him in Nowhatta police station, the officials said.

He developed a cough and fever on Monday night after which his sample was taken and sent for COVID-19 test, they said, adding the result came positive.

The seven police officers, who came in contact with the arrested person, have already been placed under quarantine while samples of several other policemen have been collected for testing, the officials added.

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