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Covid-19 cases continue to surge in Kashmir, 165 fresh cases reported

Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 165 fresh Covid cases, taking the number of infected persons to 3,33,490 while three deaths in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 4,448, officials said.

Of the new cases, 18 were from the Jammu division and 147 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest number of cases at 68, followed by 30 in Baramulla district.

Authorities on Monday imposed a Covid-19 curfew in parts of the capital city as the central Kashmir district continues to report the majority of the cases in the region.

The administration issued an order, announcing Covid curbs in several areas of Lal Bazar, Hyderpora, Chanapora, and Bemina falling under five administrative wards including ward numbers 11, 32, 31, 27, and 24.

There are 1,230 active cases in the region while the number of recoveries so far has been 3,27,812, officials said.

The officials said the mucormycosis (black fungus) tally remained unchanged at 49 as no fresh case was reported.

On Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir recorded 138 fresh cases of coronavirus.

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