STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded the biggest single-day spike of 285 positive COVID-19 cases, as the number of infected persons crossed the 3000-mark, officials said, adding that this is the biggest single-day spike of the positive cases in the Union Territory so far. While 63 of these cases are from the Jammu region, 222 are from Kashmir, they said. The officials said the total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now reached 3,142. Of these, 2,407 are in Kashmir and 735 in the Jammu region. There are now 2,059 active cases in the union territory — 1,488 in Kashmir and 571 in Jammu. A total of 1,048 patients have recovered, the officials said. The Union Territory has witnessed 35 COVID-19 related deaths so far. According to daily Media Bulletin, 1,97,350 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have so far been enlisted for surveillance which included 42,195 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 38 in Hospital Quarantine, 2,059 in hospital isolation and 53,745 under home surveillance. Besides, 99,278 persons have completed their surveillance period.
India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 2,16,919; deaths 6,075 New Delhi: India saw a record single-day jump of 9,304 COVID-19 cases on Thursday pushing the nationwide tally to 2,16,919, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 6,075 with 260 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry. India stood seventh among the nations worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy. The health ministry said the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 1,06,737 till 8 am on Thursday. The country has now registered over 8,000 fresh cases for the fifth consecutive day, according to government data. A total of 1,04,107 patients have recovered from the disease in the country so far, with 3,804 of them recovering in the last 24 hours. “The recovery rate is 47.99 per cent amongst COVID-19 patients,” the ministry said. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 42,42,718 samples were tested for coronavirus infection as on 9 am on Thursday, with 1,39,485 of those tested in the last 24 hours. “The apex health research body, ICMR, has further ramped up the testing capacity for detecting the novel coronavirus in infected persons. The number of government laboratories has been increased to 498 and that of private laboratories to 212,” the ministry said. Of the 6,075 fatalities, Maharashtra has reported the maximum of 2,587, followed by Gujarat (1,122), Delhi (606), Madhya Pradesh (371), West Bengal (345), Uttar Pradesh (229), Rajasthan (209), Tamil Nadu (208), Telangana (99) and Andhra Pradesh (68). The death toll has reached 53 in Karnataka, 47 in Punjab, 34 in Jammu and Kashmir, 25 in Bihar, 23 in Haryana, 11 in Kerala, eight in Uttarakhand and seven in Odisha. Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Jharkhand have registered five COVID-19 deaths each, Assam has recorded four while Chhattisgarh has reported two fatalities so far. Meghalaya and Ladakh have reported one COVID-19 death each. According to the health ministry’s website, more than 70 per cent of the deaths were due to comorbidities. The highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has been reported from Maharashtra at 74,860, followed by Tamil Nadu (25,872), Delhi (23,645), Gujarat (18,100), Rajasthan (9,652), Madhya Pradesh (8,588) and Uttar Pradesh (8,729). The number of coronavirus cases has risen to 6,508 in West Bengal, 4,390 in Bihar and 4,080 in Andhra Pradesh. Karnataka has reported 4,063 cases, Telangana 3,020, Haryana 2,954, Jammu and Kashmir 2,857 and Odisha 2,388. Punjab has reported 2,376 COVID-19 cases, while Assam has registered 1,672. A total of 1,494 people have been infected with the virus in Kerala and 1,085 in Uttarakhand. Jharkhand has registered 752 cases, Chhattisgarh 668, Tripura 468, Himachal Pradesh 359, Chandigarh 301, Manipur 118, Ladakh 90 and Puducherry has reported 82 cases. A total of 79 cases have been reported in Goa, 58 in Nagaland, 38 in Arunachal Pradesh and 33 each in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Meghalaya. Mizoram has reported 14 cases, Dadra and Nagar Haveli has eight cases while Sikkim has reported two cases till now. On its website, the ministry said, “7,483 cases are being reassigned to states. Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR.” State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation, it added.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 176 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 39 Active Positive, 136 recovered, one death; Srinagar has 344 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today) with 193 Active Positive, 143 recovered, eight deaths; Anantnag district has 377 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today), with 217 Active Positive, 155 recovered (including three cases recovered today), five deaths; Baramulla has 301 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today) with 190 Active Positive, 104 recovered, seven deaths; Shopian has 240 positive cases (including 35 cases reported today) with 125 Active Positive, 112 recovered (including three cases recovered today) and three deaths; Kupwara has 318 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 235 Active Positive, 82 recovered (including six cases recovered today) and one death; Budgam has 129 positive cases (including five cases reported today), with 60 Active Positive and 67 recovered cases and two deaths; Ganderbal has 41 positive cases (including four cases reported today) with 15 active positive cases and 26 recoveries; Kulgam has 362 positive cases (including 49 cases reported today), with 308 Active Positive and 50 recoveries (including five cases reported today) and four deaths and Pulwama reported 119 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 106 active positive and 13 recovered. Similarly, Jammu has 178 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 124 active positive cases and 52 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered today) and two deaths; Udhampur has 97 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today) with 67 active positive cases, 29 recovered (including three cases recovered today) and one death; Samba has 51 positive cases (including three cases reported today) with 30 Active Positive and 21 recoveries (including eight cases recovered today); Rajouri has 46 positive cases (including six cases reported today) with 41 active positive cases and 05 recovered; Kathua has 83 positive cases (including three cases reported today) with 55 Active positive and 28 recovered (including one case recovered today); Kishtwar has 17 positive cases (including five cases reported today) with 14 active positive cases and three recovered; Ramban has 153 positive cases with 137 active positive and 16 recoveries; Reasi has 17 positive cases (including three cases reported today) with 14 active positive and three recovered, Poonch has 63 positive cases (including four cases reported today) with 61 active positive and two recoveries (including one case recovered today) while Doda has 30 positive cases (including three cases reported today) with 28 active positive case and one recovered and one death.
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