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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Considerable dip in Covid-19 infections and deaths in Kashmir

In a breather, the death figure due to Covid-19 on Thursday showed a significant dip as only 37 fatalities were reported while 2796 fresh positive cases were reported in Jammu and Kashmir.

With 37 more deaths, the toll reached 3,739 and fresh positive cases reported has pushed the tally to 281,628. Jammu and Kashmir is under the tight grip of the Covid-19 curfew since April 29.

Of the exact number of 281,628 cases, 173,052 are from the Kashmir division and 108,576 from the Jammu division.

Officials said that among 2,769 new cases, 1,805 belong to the Kashmir division while 964 are from the Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in the Kashmir division has reached 173,052 including 145,753 recoveries and 1,931 deaths while a total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 108,576 including 89,864 recoveries and 1,808 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 42,272 including 25,368 from the Kashmir division and 16,904 from the Jammu division.

With 4,352 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 235,617 which is 83.66 per cent of the total cases.

As per the daily information bulletin, 2,058,592 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 78,768 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 42,272 persons are in isolation.

1,790,046 persons have completed the surveillance period and 143,767 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 8,403,522 samples are available. Out of 8,403,522, the number of samples tested negative stands at 8,121,894 while as 281,628 have tested positive, among them 42,272 persons are active, 235,617 persons have recovered.

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