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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Covid-19 wave unabated: nearly 5,000 infections in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday witnessed 52 deaths due to Covid-19 while 4,926 people tested positive for the deadly infection.

With the highest daily spike since the pandemic, the number of total active cases in the region has reached 41,666.

With 52 more deaths, the toll has reached 2,562 and the active cases continue to increase and the recovery rate decreases with each passing day.

Of the exact number of 201,511 cases, 123,646 are from the Kashmir division and 77,865 from the Jammu division. Officials said that among 4,916 new cases, 3,242 belong to the Kashmir division while 1,685 are from the Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in the Kashmir division have reached 123,646 including 95,172 recoveries and 1,494 deaths while a total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 77,865 including 62,101 recoveries and 1,068 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 41,666 including 26,980 from the Kashmir division and 14,686 from the Jammu division.

With 2,836 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 157,283 which is 78.05 per cent of the total cases.

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