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Kashmir reports 9 deaths, 656 new Covid-19 cases

Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday witnessed 9 deaths due to Covid-19 while 656 fresh positive cases were also reported, taking the number of total active cases to 10,602.

With nine more deaths, the death toll has reached 4,226 and 656 fresh positive cases reported on Thursday has pushed the tally of positive cases to 310,017

Of the exact number of 310,017 cases, 192,263 are from the Kashmir division and 117,754 from the Jammu division. Officials said that among 656 new cases, 466 belong to the Kashmir division while 190 are from the Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in the Kashmir division has reached 192,263 including 183,362 recoveries and 2,168 deaths while a total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 117,754 including 111,827 recoveries and 2,058 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 10,602 including 6,733 from the Kashmir division and 3,869 from the Jammu division.

With 1,426 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 295,189 which is 95.21 per cent of the total cases.

Meanwhile, authorities on Thursday said that one fresh case of Mucormycosis popularly known as the black fungus was reported in the tally of such cases has reached 22.

As per the daily information bulletin, 2,280,608 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 47,792 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 10,602 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 2,044,000 persons have completed the surveillance period and 173,988 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 9,354,739 samples are available. Out of 9,354,739, the number of samples tested negative stands at 9,044,722 while 310,017 have tested positive, among them 10,602 persons are active, 295,189 persons have recovered and 4,226 persons have died.

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