COVID-19: 521 fresh infections, 4 deaths reported in J&K in 24 hours

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported 521 fresh COVID-19 infections in last 24 hours, lowest single-day spike in 75 days, even as four more persons succumbed to the virus, officials said.

According to government data, among the fresh cases, 175 were reported from Jammu and 346 from Kashmir, taking the total infection tally to 311209.

Regarding the four infection attributed deaths, two each were reported from Jammu and Kashmir respectively, taking the total fatality count to 4238, as per news gathering agency GNS.

Providing the district-wide details, the officials told GNS that Srinagar reported 117 cases, Baramulla 20, Budgam 44, Pulwama 33, Kupwara 24, Anantnag 49, Bandipora 22, Ganderbal 16, Kulgam 18, Shopian 3, Jammu 26, Udhampur 19, Rajouri 17, Doda 39, Kathua 16, Samba 14, Kishtwar 12, Poonch 22, Ramban 5 and Reasi 5.

Meanwhile, two more mucormycosis (black fungus) cases were confirmed in J&K, taking the number of confirmed cases to 24, officials said.

Moreover, they said, 1197 more COVID-19 patients have recovered—359 from Jammu Division and 838 from Kashmir Valley. So far 297557 people have recovered, leaving active positive cases at 9414—3357 in Jammu and 6057 in Kashmir, they added.

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