COVID-19: J&K’s tally of positive cases crosses 200-mark

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir reported 23 new cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 207, official sources said.

Official sources said that while 25 test reports came out to be positive but included fresh samples of two already-positive cases. They said that among the fresh cases include 18 in Kashmir Valley and remaining in Jammu.

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Among the 18 cases in Kashmir Valley, sources said 10 are said to be from Kupwara and Baramulla districts of north Kashmir.

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Regarding fresh cases in Jammu, they said, four are contacts of a 61-year-old woman who died on April 08 and all are residents of Udhampur district, the hometown of the deceased woman who was cremated at Jammu yesterday “in accordance with her wishes.”

With these fresh cases, 207 persons have tested positive for the dreaded disease so far in Jammu and Kashmir.

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