J&K reports 314 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 10827

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 314 fresh infections of novel coronavirus, taking the overall tally of  COVID-19 cases 10827 in J&K.

Among the cases, 89 were reported from Jammu division and 225 from Kashmir including 26 from CRPF and four from High Court, besides 35-day-old baby.

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Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, officials said that Srinagar reported 101 cases, Baramulla 6, Kulgam 21, Shopian 16, Anantnag 14, Kupwara 30, Pulwama 6, Budgam 11, Bandipora 20, Jammu 25, Udhampur 01, Kathua 16, Ramban 09, Samba 24, Poonch 04, Doda 06 and Kishtwar 04.

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Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura, said that out of 1413 samples which were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital today, 101 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that 26 are from CRPF, 22 from Srinagar, 18 from Kulgam, 13 from Bandipora, 11 from Budgam, four from Anantnag, three from Kupwara, two from Baramulla and one each from Pulwama and Ganderbal.

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Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of 407 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 29 tested positive for COVID-19, all from Srinagar.

Moreover, 116 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 53 from Jammu Division and 63 from the Valley.

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