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First in seven months: no Covid-related death reported in Kashmir

In what may be construed as a waning sign of coronavirus pandemic, health authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir said there was no death due to the deadly contagion on Wednesday. 

Even as the region reported no deaths for the first time in seven months, health authorities detected 121 cases of the infection.

“It is after a gap of almost seven months that past 24 hours passed without any Covid-related fatality,” a senior official in Kashmir’s health department said.

Last time it was on June 12, when no Covid-related death was reported in the region, where medical infrastructure is in an abject condition. 

Of the 122,885 cases reported so far, 71,952 are from Kashmir and 50,933 from Jammu division.

Among 121 new cases, 66 were reported from Kashmir while 55 were detected in Jammu. 

Of the 71,952 infections, there have been  69,936 recoveries and 1,200 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 50,933 including 49,408  recoveries and 712 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 1,629 including 816 from Kashmir and 813 from Jammu.

With 174 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 119,344  which is 97.10 percent of the total cases.

As per officials figures, 25,697 positive cases including 452 deaths and 25,047 recoveries are from Srinagar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 973,732 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 32,891 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 1,629 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 901,268 persons have completed surveillance period and 36,032 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 4,164,847 samples are available.

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