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1141 new covid-19 cases reported from JK

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Jammu and Kashmir reported 1141 new covid-19 cases, second highest count so far this year, even as four more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.

They said that 434 of the fresh infections were reported from Jammu Division and 707 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally to 142877 and number of active cases past ten thousand.

Regarding the four COVID-19 deaths, they said, one was reported from Jammu and three from Kashmir division.

Providing district-wise break-up of the cases, the officials told that Srinagar reported 418 cases, Baramulla 136, Budgam 25, Pulwama 21, Kupwara 23, Anantnag 30, Bandipora 7, Ganderbal 13, Kulgam 28, Shopian 6, Jammu 215, Udhampur 47, Rajouri 13, Doda 4, Kathua 29, Samba 13, Kishtwar 8, Poonch 9, Ramban 3 and Reasi 93.

A number of these cases were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories of CD hospital and GMC Anantnag.

The number of active covid-19 cases have increased to 10040—3871 in Jammu and 6169 in Kashmir.

Moreover, they said, 487 more COVID-19 patients have recovered—116 from Jammu Division and 371 from Kashmir. (GNS)

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