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Srinagar continues to report high number of Covid-19 cases, 138 test positive in Kashmir’

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 138 fresh cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the infection count to 3,33,325.

Two deaths due to Covid-19 were reported from the region in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Thirty-two of the new cases were from the Jammu division and the remaining 106 from the Kashmir division, the officials said.

They said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 59 new cases, followed by 16 cases in Budgam district.

There are 1,199 active novel coronavirus cases in the region, while the number of recovered patients was 327681, the officials said.

The death toll from the pandemic now stands at 4,445, they said.

The officials said the mucormycosis (black fungus) tally remained unchanged at 49 as no fresh case was reported.

In wake of the surge in Covid-19 cases, the district administration of Srinagar on Monday imposed restrictions in 15 areas of the summer capital for the period of 10 days.

The administration issued an order, announcing Covid curbs in several areas of Lal Bazar, Hyderpora, Chanapora, and Bemina falling under five administrative wards including ward numbers 11, 32, 31, 27, and 24.

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