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Over 3,200 Covid-19 infections on Saturday put Kashmir on edge

Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported four deaths and 3,251 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the number of total active infections to 12,860.

With four more deaths, the toll in J&K has reached 4,561 and 3,251 fresh positive cases reported on Saturday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 355,874.

Of the exact number of 355,874 cases, 222,961 are from the Kashmir division and 132,913 from the Jammu division.

Officials said that among 3,251 new cases, 2,122 belong to the Kashmir division while 1,129 are from the Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in the Kashmir division has reached 222,961 including 213,448 recoveries and 2,343 deaths while a total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 132,913 including 125,085 recoveries and 2,218 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 12,860 including 7,170 from the Kashmir division and 5,690 from the Jammu division.

With 390 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 338,453 which is 95.10 percent of the total cases.

According to the bulletin, 5,040,535 persons have completed the surveillance period and 432,882 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 20,221,622 samples are available. Out of 20,221,622, the number of samples tested negative stands at 19,865,748 while 355,874 have tested positive, among them 12,860 persons are active, 338,453 persons have recovered and 4,561 persons have died. Meanwhile, the government imposed a weekend curfew across the Valley including Srinagar on Saturday. Police vans were making announcements asking shopkeepers to close shops while commuters were asked to follow Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB). Many people who were found violating the CAB were slapped with fines.

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