STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 473 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the infection tally to 23,927 while 13 more fatalities in the last 24 hours raised the death toll to 449, officials said.All the 13 deaths were reported from the Kashmir Valley, they said.The valley has so far reported 415 COVID-19 deaths while 34 fatalities linked to the novel coronavirus have been reported from the Jammu region, the officials said.Of the fresh cases, 128 were reported from the Jammu region, while 345 from the valley, they said.The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory stands at 7,260, while 16,218 patients have recovered from the infection, the officials said.The cases detected on Friday include 52 people who recently returned to Jammu and Kashmir, they said.The officials said Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded a maximum of 123 new cases followed by 61 in Jammu district.According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 23927 positive cases, 7260 are Active Positive, 16218 have recovered and 449 have died; 34 in Jammu division and 415 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 695620 test results available, 671693 samples have been tested as negative till August 07, 2020.Additionally, till date 384044 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42615 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7260 in isolation and 43889 under home surveillance. Besides, 289831 persons have completed their surveillance period.
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