Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SRINAGAR — COVID-19 cases continue to mount as Jammu and Kashmir reported 5720 new infections while five more persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Friday.

They said that 1890 fresh cases were confirmed from Jammu Division and 3830 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally to 384381.

Regarding the deaths, they said, four were from Jammu division and one from Kashmir. So far 4591 people have died due to the virus—2241 in Jammu division and 2350 in Kashmir Valley.

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Giving district-wise details, the officials told GNS that Srinagar reported 1341 cases, Baramulla 688, Budgam 550, Pulwama 170, Kupwara 208, Anantnag 237, Bandipora 241, Ganderbal 246, Kulgam 106, Shopian 43, Jammu 1306, Udhampur 100, Rajouri 62, Doda 103, Kathua 61, Samba 99, Kishtwar 18, Poonch 48, Ramban 22 and Reasi 71.

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

Besides, they said, 1877 COVID-19 patients recovered during the time—819 from Jammu Division and 1058 from Kashmir. So far 344908 people have recovered, leaving active case tally at 34882—11602 in Jammu and 23280 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 39460 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered during the time in J&K.

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