STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir registered 490 more novel coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infections over the 20,000 mark on Friday, while the death toll rose to 377 with 12 more fatalities, officials said. A senior KAS officer fell victim to COVID -19 at SKIMS Bemina this morning. Tassaduq Jeelani, 57, Special Secretary. Social Welfare Department breathed his last while battling post corona complications. Meanwhile, there are 7,765 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while 12,217 patients have recovered so far, according to the officials. Two out of the 12 new fatalities were from the Jammu region, while 10 were from the Kashmir Valley. The death toll from the pandemic rose to 377 — 349 in Kashmir and 28 in Jammu, the officials said. As many as 143 new COVID-19 cases were from Jammu, while 347 were from the Valley, taking the tally to 20,359, the officials said. The new cases detected include 64 people who had returned to the Union territory recently, the officials added. Officials said that the highest number of 128 infections were from Srinagar, followed by 85 in Pulwama, 29 in Budgam, 24 in Baramulla, 22 in Bandipora, 21 in Anantnag, 11 in Kulgam, 10 in Ganderbal, nine in Kupwara and eight in Shopian. In the Jammu division, they added, 43 positive cases were reported from Jammu followed by 24 each in Rajouri and Udhampur, 20 in Reasi, 18 in Samba, one each in Ramban, Poonch and Kishtwar while no case was reported from district Doda. According to Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus, out of 20,359 positive cases, 7,765 are Active Positive while 12,217 have recovered. The Bulletin further said that out of 6,37,515 test results available, 6,17,156 samples have been tested as negative till July 31, 2020. Additionally, till date 3,68,806 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 46,478 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, six in Hospital Quarantine, 7,765 in hospital isolation and 40,732 under home surveillance. Besides, 2,73,448 persons have completed their surveillance period.
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