J&K reports highest single-day spike of 285 COVID-positive cases

With one more causality, death toll up to 35

J&K reports highest single-day spike of 285 COVID-positive cases

Among the 22 fresh cases from Udhampur, three are cops.

Samaan Lateef

Tribune News Service

Srinagar June 4

Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday, reported the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases — 285 — taking the total caseload of the UT to 3,142.

The number of COVID-19 deaths has also increased to 35 after a 60-year-old man from Noorbagh locality in Srinagar died on Thursday.

So far, 35 people have died of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir; 31 in Kashmir and four in Jammu.

The majority of the cases have been reported from Kashmir — 2,407, while Jammu has reported 735.

“In the UT of J&K, 285 new positive cases were reported, which include 63 from Jammu and 222 from Kashmir. Also, one COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir,” read the media bulletin on COVID-19.

A total of 41 COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals of J&K.

The official bulletin revealed that of 285 positive cases, 49 were reported from Kulgam, Shopian 35, Baramulla 29, Anantnag 27, Srinagar and Udhampur 25 each, Kupwara 19, Bandipora 15, Pulwama 14, Jammu 11, Rajouri 6, Kishtwar 5, Ganderbal 4, Doda, Kathua, Samba and Raesi three each.

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There are also reports of one more death due to coronavirus, taking the toll to 35 (31 in Kashmir Valley and four in Jammu division) in the union territory.

Out of total 2,879 positive cases, 1,007 have been cured and discharged from various hospitals. There are 454 active cases in Jammu and 1,284 in Kashmir Valley.

Srinagar district has the highest number of eight deaths, followed by Baramulla 7, Anantnag five, Kulgam four, three from Shopian, two each from, Budgam and Jammu while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Kupwara, Doda and Udhampur.

 

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