Record spike of 3,474 Covid cases, 26 deaths in J&K

Record spike of 3,474 Covid cases, 26 deaths in J&K

A man receives a dose of Covishield in Srinagar. REUTERS

Srinagar, April 29

J&K on Thursday recorded its biggest single-day spike of 3,474 Covid cases and 26 deaths, also the highest in the Union Territory for a 24-hour period, officials said.

The new cases and fatalities pushed the infection count to 1,72,547 and the death toll to 2,253. Of the fresh cases, 1,024 were from Jammu division and 2,450 from Kashmir division. Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 1,017 new cases, followed by 489 in Jammu district and 429 in Baramulla district.

Eleven districts have been placed under an 84-hour lockdown from 7 pm on Thursday till 7 am on Monday.

In Ladakh, daily recoveries outstripped new infections. As many as 137 patients were discharged while the fresh Covid cases were 116. The UT’s caseload is 13,758. — PTI

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