J&K sees highest single-day Covid-19 spike; Cases jump by 108 to 1121

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, with 108 fresh infections, including 12 pregnant women, taking its tally to 1121 and the death toll in the Union Territory rose to 12.

J&K’s previous highest spike of 65 cases was recorded on May 14. Among the new 108 positive patients, 12 are pregnant women from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said. The neighboring Kulgam district had the highest number of cases as 47 patients tested positive. Officials said most of them were travelers, who had recently returned from outside J&K.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 1121 positive cases, 567 are Active Positive, 542 have recovered and 12 have died.

Moreover, 29 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 03 from Jammu division and 26 from Kashmir Division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 76191 test results available, 75070 samples have tested as negative till May 16, 2020.

Additionally, till date 109092 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 29243 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 107 in Hospital Quarantine, 567 in hospital isolation and 14114 under home surveillance. Besides, 65049 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 135 positive cases with 09 Active Positive, 125 recovered (including 03 recoveries today), 01 death.

Srinagar has 156 positive cases (including 03 reported today) with 68 Active Positive, 84 recovered, 04 deaths. Anantnag district has 162 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today), with 133 Active Positive, 28 recovered (including 02 recoveries today),  01 death.

Baramulla has 118 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 35 Active Positive, 80 recovered (including 13 recoveries today), 03 deaths; Shopian has 107 positive cases with 43 Active Positive, 64 recovered (including 01 recovery today).

Similarly Kupwara has 97 positive cases (including 12 reported today) with 49 Active Positive, 48 recovered; Budgam has 57 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), with 28 Active Positive and 28 recovered cases (including 7 recoveries today) 01 death.

Ganderbal has 23 positive cases with 09 Active positive cases and 14 recoveries; Kulgam has 119 positive cases (including 47 reported today), with 113 Active Positive and  06 recoveries; Pulwama reported 15 positive cases with 10 active positive, 05 recovered.

Similarly, Jammu has 39 positive cases with 11 active positive cases and 27 recoveries (including 01 recovery today) and 01 death; Udhampur has 24 positive cases with 04 active positive case, 19 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 11 positive cases with 05 Active Positive and 06 recoveries (including 02 recoveries today).

Rajouri has 05 positive cases with 01 active positive case and 04 recovered; Kathua has 31 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 30 Active positive and 01 recovered; Kishtwar had only 01 positive case who has recovered; Ramban has 18 positive case (including 12 reported today) with 17 active positive and 01 recovered while Reasi has 03 positive cases with 02 active positive and 01 recovered.

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