Covid-19: Mortality Rate Goes Up As J&K Reports 25 Deaths In 24 Hours

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Union territory on Monday reported 25, highest ever deaths in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 2,172 and the positive cases also continue to show a steep spurt as 2,135 fresh positive cases were reported pushing the number of active cases to 20,601 which otherwise were less than 600 around a month before.

The active cases continue to increase and the recovery rate decreases with each passing day. 2,135 fresh positive cases reported on Monday pushed the tally of positive cases to 162,890.

Of the exact number of 162,890 cases, 97,581 are from Kashmir and 65,309 from Jammu division. Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that among 2,135 new cases, 1,344 belong to Kashmir division while as 791 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 97,581 including 84,124 recoveries and 1,344 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 65,309 including 55,993 recoveries and 828 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 20,601 including 12,113 from Kashmir division and 8,488 from Jammu division.

With 1,067 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 140,117 which is 86.01 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 632 from Srinagar, 136 from Baramulla, 133 from Budgam, 26 from Pulwama, 81 from Kupwara, 93 from Anantnag, 53 from Bandipora, 43 from Ganderbal, 139 from Kulgam and 08 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 791 from Jammu division include 472 from Jammu, 20 from Udhampur, 46 from Rajouri, 33 from Doda, 33 from Kathua, 13 from Samba,  13 from Kishtwar, 22 from Poonch, 04 from Ramban and 135 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

Out of 25 deaths reported today, 06 died in GMC Jammu, 01 in MH Satwari, 01in ASCOMS, 01 in CH Udhampur, 01 in GH Rajouri, Home (Brought Dead), 01 in EMC Amritsar, 01 in PGI Chandigarh, 05 in SMHS, 01 in JLNM Sgr, 02 in SKIMS, 02 in GMC Anantnag and 01 in DH Pulwama.

As per the daily information bulletin 1,750,853 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 90,836 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 20,614 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 1,511,175 persons have completed surveillance period and 126,069 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 7,080,758 samples are available. Out of 6,917,868 the number of samples tested negative stands at 6,917,868 while as 162,890 have tested positive, among them 20,601 persons are active, 140,117 persons have recovered and 2,172 persons have died. (KNO)

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