STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: As many as 227 people, including 40 CRPF personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the union territory’s case count to 8,246, while eight more fatalities pushed its toll to 127, officials said. All deaths and the majority of the fresh cases were reported from Kashmir. “Eight people, who were COVID-19 positive, have died over the past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir,” the officials said, adding that these were reported from the Valley.
Another Pepsi employee, his daughter found positive FIR against hotel for lodging factory official without DM’s permission JAMMU: Another employee of Pepsi factory and his daughter were tested positive on Saturday however, police has registered an FIR against a hotel which is paid quarantine centre for lodging a factory employee without District Magistrate’s permission. As per the details, police has registered FIR against hotel Mango (paid quarantine centre) for lodging a Pepsi factory employee without DM’s permission. However, one more employee of factory was found corona positive after his report arrived on Saturday taking tally to three. His daughter who was at home was also tested positive. Reports of over 400 employees are yet to come and as the tally of employees reached three, administration has shut the factory and stopped the supply.
This has taken the death toll due to COVID-19 in the union territory to 127–14 in Jammu and 113 from the Kashmir division. Of the 227 new COVID-19 cases, 30 were reported from the Jammu region and 197 were from the valley. There are 2,976 active cases in the union territory. A total of 5,143 patients have recovered from the infection. The cases detected on Saturday included 29 persons who had returned to the union territory recently. No fresh cases were detected in five districts — Ganderbal, Kathua, Ramban, Reasi and Kishtwar — in the last 24 hours. With Saturday’s infections, the total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir
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