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Kashmir records highest daily surge in infections since Covid-19 pandemic began

Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported seven deaths and 6,568 fresh Covid-19 cases, which is the highest ever since the pandemic began.

The spurt in deaths and infections comes at a time when the region is under a tight weekend lockdown that commenced on Friday afternoon.

With seven more deaths, the toll in J&K has reached 4,598 and 6,568 fresh positive cases pushed the tally of positive cases to 390,949.

Of the exact number of 390,949 cases, 246,750 are from the Kashmir division and 144,199 from the Jammu division.

Officials said among 6,568 new cases, 4,693 belong to the Kashmir division while 1,875 are from the Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in the Kashmir division have reached 246,750 including 217,764 recoveries and 2,352 deaths while as a total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached to 144,199 including 129,474 recoveries and 2,246 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 39,113 including 26,634 from the Kashmir division and 12,479 from the Jammu division.

With 2,330 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 347,238 which is 88.82 percent of the total cases.

As per the daily information bulletin, 5,620,831 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 8,135 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 39,113 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 5,139,479 persons have completed the surveillance period and 429,506 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 20,770,819 samples are available. Out of 20,770,819, the number of samples tested negative stands at 20,379,870 while 390,949 have tested positive, among them 39,113 persons are active, 347,238 persons have recovered and 4,598 persons have died.

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