STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 463 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 24,390, while 10 more coronavirus deaths during the last 24 hours pushed the toll to 459 in the union territory, officials said.All the ten fatalities were reported from the Kashmir, they said.There are 7,264 active COVID-19 cases in the union territory now, while 16,667 patients have recovered from the infection, the officials said.Of the fresh cases reported on Saturday, 81 were from Jammu region and 382 from Kashmir, they said.The new cases detected include 46 people who had recently returned to the union territory, the officials said.In the Valley, the highest number of new cases were reported in Srinagar district (178), followed by 61 in Budgam district, 38 in Pulwama, 24 in Ganderbal, 23 in Anantnag, 21 in Kupwara, 20 in Baramulla, 10 in Bandipora, six in Shopian and one in Kulgam district, the officials said adding that in the Jammu region, highest number of 40 cases were reported the Jammu district, followed by 15 in Kathua, 12 in Poonch, seven in Samba, four in Kishtwar, two in Rajouri and one in Udhampur. However, no case was reported from Reasi, Doda and Ramban districts, the officials said.According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 24390 positive cases, 7264 are Active Positive, 16667 have recovered and 459 have died; 34 in Jammu division and 425 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 706780 test results available, 682390 samples have been tested as negative till August 08, 2020.Additionally, till date 388741 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42012 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7264 in isolation and 47304 under home surveillance. Besides, 291702 persons have completed their surveillance period.According to the bulletin, of the total 24390 positive cases in J&K 4876 have been reported as travelers while 19514 as others.The Bulletin said that the breakup of the fresh cases represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
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