JK Reports 101 New COVID-19 Cases, Tally Reaches 324647

SRINAGAR: The  Government on Thursday informed that 101 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 17 from Jammu division and 84 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 324647.

At the entrance of the Shalimar Garden in Srinagar outskirts, the health staff on August 26, 2021, is checking the Covid19 inoculation certificate of all visitors. If they fail to prove that they have taken the vaccine, they have to undergo a test. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Moreover, 119 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 33 from Jammu Division and 86 from Kashmir Division.

Besides this, 63.95 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.

The Bulletin also informs that no new confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 44 in the UT of J&K.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 324647 positive cases, 1060 are Active Positive, 319183 have recovered and 4404 have died; 2163 in Jammu division and 2241 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 13101676 test results available, 12777029 samples have been tested as negative till today.

Till date 3163283 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 8786 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1060 in isolation and 440287 in home surveillance. Besides, 2708746 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 72128 positive cases (including 35 cases reported today) with 301 Active Positive, 70993 recovered (including 27 cases recovered today), 834 deaths; Baramulla has 23846 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 77 Active Positive, 23487 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 23108 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 73 active positive cases, 22829 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 206 deaths; Pulwama has 15314 positive cases with 37 Active Positive, 15083 recovered and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14220 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), 39 Active Positive, 14015 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 166 deaths;  Anantnag district has 16441 positive cases with 36 Active Positive, 16200 recovered and 205 deaths;  Bandipora has 9620 positive cases with 50 Active Positive, 9469 recoveries (including 15 cases recovered today) and 101 deaths; Ganderbal has 10090 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 50 Active Positive, 9962 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11405 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 53 Active Positive, 11235 recoveries and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5597 positive cases with 06 active positive cases, 5533 recoveries and 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 52994 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 97 active positive cases, 51755 recoveries (including 15 cases recovered today), 1142 deaths; Udhampur has 11379 positive cases with 12 active positive cases, 11230 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 137 deaths; Rajouri has 11086 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 48 active positive, 10805 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today) and 233 deaths; Doda has 7516 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 82 Active positive, 7305 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today) and 129 deaths; Kathua has 9283 positive cases with 09 active positive cases, 9123 recovered  and 151 deaths; Samba has 7134 positive cases  with 07 active positive cases, 7007 recoveries  and 120 deaths; Kishtwar has 4749 positive cases with 40 Active Positive, 4665 recoveries and 44 deaths;  Poonch has 6313 positive cases with 26 active positive, 6190 recoveries and 97 deaths;  Ramban has 5987 positive cases with 04 active positive cases, 5916 recoveries and 67 deaths while Reasi has 6437 positive cases with 13 active positive cases, 6381 recoveries and 43 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 324647 positive cases in J&K, 23119 have been reported as travelers while 301528 as others.

At the entrance of the Shalimar Garden in Srinagar outskirts, the health staff on August 26, 2021, is testing a visitor for Covid19. Visitors planning entry into the Mughal garden is subjected to proof that the person is inoculated against the Covid19 or has to undergo a Covid19 test. This is aimed at preventing the mass morbidity in anticipation of the third wave fears. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

The bulletin added that there are 2423 COVID dedicated beds, 2019 Isolation beds with 2005 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 400 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3042 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 254 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5047 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 654 vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

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