STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: With the detection of 213 new positive cases of novel Corona virus–58 from Jammu division and 155 from Kashmir Valley– the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir reached 6,762. One more COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir division, the officials said.
India registers over 17,000 COVID-19 daily cases; death toll crosses 15,000 markNew Delhi: The number of COVID-19 cases in India increased by a record 17,296 in 24 hours for the first time on Friday pushing the total tally to 4,90,401, over half of which have been reported from 10 cities and districts, according to Union Health Ministry data. The death toll climbed to 15,301 with 407 new fatalities. This was the seventh day in a row that India registered over 14,000 cases. Delhi, Chennai, Thane, Mumbai, Palghar, Pune, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Ahmedabad and Faridabad are 10 cities and districts that contributed to 54.47 per cent of the total caseload reported till Thursday, a health ministry official said. Between June 1 and June 26, the country witnessed 2,99,866 cases. However, the number of recoveries have overtaken the active cases by 96,173, the health ministry said. The number of active cases stands at 1,89,463. In a day, 13,940 COVID-19 patients have been cured, taking the cumulative figure of recoveries to 2,85,636. “This has led to the recovery rate touching 58.24 per cent,” the ministry said. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 77,76,228 samples have been tested up till June 25 with 2,15,446 samples being tested on Thursday. In the quest to expand COVID-19 testing labs network across the country, the ICMR has inducted 11 new labs in 24 hours. India now has 1,016 COVID-19 diagnostic labs with 737 in the government sector and 279 private ones. Of the 407 new deaths reported till Friday morning, 192 were in Maharashtra, 64 in Delhi, 45 in Tamil Nadu, 18 in Gujarat, 15 each in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Andhra Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight in Madhya Pradesh, seven in Punjab, six in Karnataka, five in Telangana, four in Rajasthan and two in Jammu and Kashmir. Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand have reported one COVID-19 fatality each in the last 24 hours. Of the total 15,301 deaths reported so far, Maharashtra tops the tally with 6,931 deaths, followed by Delhi with 2,429 deaths, Gujarat with 1,753, Tamil Nadu with 911, Uttar Pradesh with 611, West Bengal with 606, Madhya Pradesh with 542, Rajasthan with 379 and Telangana with 230 deaths. The COVID-19 death toll reached 198 in Haryana, 170 in Karnataka, 136 in Andhra Pradesh, 120 in Punjab, 90 in Jammu and Kashmir, 57 in Bihar, 36 in Uttarakhand, 22 in Kerala and 17 in Odisha. Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have registered 12 deaths each, Assam, Puducherry and Himachal Pradesh nine each, Chandigarh six, Goa two and Meghalaya, Tripura, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one fatality each, according to the health ministry. More than 70 per cent deaths occurred due to comorbidities, it said. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 1,47,741, followed by Delhi at 73,780, Tamil Nadu at 70,977, Gujarat at 29,520, Uttar Pradesh at 20,193, Rajasthan at 16,296 and West Bengal at 15,648, according to the ministry data. The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 12,596 in Madhya Pradesh, 12,463 in Haryana, 11,364 in Telangana,10,884 in Andhra Pradesh and 10,560 in Karnataka. It has risen to 8,473 in Bihar, 6,549 in Jammu and Kashmir, 6,321 in Assam and 5,962 in Odisha. Punjab has reported 4,769 novel coronavirus infections so far, while Kerala has 3,726 cases. A total of 2,691 people have been infected by the virus in Uttarakhand, 2,452 in Chhattisgarh, 2,262 in Jharkhand, 1,290 in Tripura, 1,056 in Manipur, 995 in Goa, 941 in Ladakh and 839 in Himachal Pradesh. Puducherry has recorded 502 COVID-19 cases, Chandigarh has 423, Nagaland has 355 and Arunachal Pradesh has 160. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu together have reported 155 COVID-19 cases. Mizoram has 145 cases, Sikkim has 85, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has registered 59 infections so far while Meghalaya has recorded 46 cases. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said, adding that 8,123 cases are being reassigned to states. State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation, it added.
According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 6762 positive cases, 2591 are Active Positive, 4080 have recovered and 91 have died; 11 in Jammu division and 80 in Kashmir division. The Bulletin further said that out of 338903 test results available, 332141 samples have been tested as negative till June 26, 2020. Additionally, till date 271009 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 39303 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 31 in Hospital Quarantine, 2591 in hospital isolation and 47673 under home surveillance. Besides, 181320 persons have completed their surveillance period. Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 284 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 45 Active Positive, 238 recovered and 01 death; Srinagar has 795 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 539 Active Positive, 234 recovered, 22 deaths; Anantnag district has 627 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), with 165 Active Positive, 456 recovered, 06 deaths; Baramulla has 748 positive cases (including 63 cases reported today) with 375 Active Positive, 359 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today), 14 deaths; Shopian has 704 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 176 Active Positive, 518 recovered (including 39 recoveries reported today) and 10 deaths; Kupwara has 508 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today) with 134 Active Positive, 369 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today) and 05 deaths; Budgam has 358 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 165 Active Positive and 186 recovered cases (including 06 cases recovered today) and 07 deaths; Ganderbal has 82 positive cases with 20 active positive cases and 62 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today); Kulgam has 751 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today), with 246 Active Positive and 494 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today) and 11 deaths and Pulwama reported 409 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 233 active positive cases and 172 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths. Similarly, Jammu has 322 positive cases with 60 active positive cases and 255 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today) and 07 deaths; Udhampur has 257 positive cases (including 40 cases reported today) with 96 active positive cases, 160 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 135 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 66 Active Positive and 69 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today); Rajouri has 101 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 63 active positive cases and 37 recovered and 01 death; Kathua has 211 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 83 Active positive and 128 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 25 positive cases with 09 active positive cases and 16 recovered; Ramban has 213 positive cases with 59 active positive and 154 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today); Reasi has 40 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 14 active positive and 26 recovered (including 01 case recovered today); Poonch has 120 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 26 active positive and 93 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 01 death while Doda has 72 positive cases with 17 active positive cases and 54 recoveries and 01 death.
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