COVID-19 surge continues as J-K reports 5992 cases

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SRINAGAR — COVID-19 cases continue to mount as Jammu and Kashmir reported 5992 fresh cases while seven persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.

They said 1920 of the fresh cases were confirmed from Jammu Division and 4072 from Kashmir valley, taking the overall tally to 378661.

Giving district-wise details, the officials told GNS that Srinagar reported 1306 cases, Baramulla 825, Budgam 636, Pulwama 125, Kupwara 137, Anantnag 137, Bandipora 237, Ganderbal 270, Kulgam 243, Shopian 34, Jammu 1217, Udhampur 200, Rajouri 70, Doda 72, Kathua 105, Samba 86, Kishtwar 47, Poonch 23, Ramban 42 and Reasi 58.

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Seven persons also died during the time—five from Jammu division and two from Kashmir. So far 4586 people have died due to the virus—2237 in Jammu division and 2349 in Kashmir Valley.

A number of the fresh cases were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories of GMC Srinagar and Anantnag besides District Hospital Pulwama.

Besides, they said, 1177 COVID-19 patients recovered during the time—716 from Jammu Division and 461 from Kashmir. So far 343031 people have recovered, leaving active case tally at 31044—10535 in Jammu and 20509 in Kashmir.

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They said there was no new confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) reported today. So far, 51 black fungus cases have been confirmed in J&K, the officials said.

They also informed that 35461 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered during the time in J&K.

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