STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 27,489 on Friday with 540 fresh cases, while the death toll rose to 520 as 11 more people succumbed to the contagious disease in the union territory, officials said.All 11 deaths were reported from the Kashmir Valley, they said.Of the fresh cases, 421 were reported from Kashmir and 119 from Jammu, the officials said.Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded the maximum number of fresh COVID-19 cases at 108, followed by 65 in Kupwara, 50 in Bandipora, 47 in Baramulla, 37 in Budgam, 32 in Ganderbal, 31 each in Pulwama and Anantnag, 12 in Kulgam and eight in Shopian.in Jammu Division, they said, Jammu recorded the highest number of 67 cases followed by nine in Kathua, eight each in Reasi and Udhampur, six in Poonch, five in Samba, four each in Rajouri, Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar.With these, the total number of infected people in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 27,489, they said.There are now 7,027 active cases in the union territory, while 19,942 patients have recovered from the infection, according to the officials.The cases detected on Friday include 60 people who had returned to the union territory recently.“Eleven people, who were COVID-19 positive, have died over the past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir,” the officials said.With the latest fatalities, the toll due to the disease in the union territory has risen to 520, they said.Of the total deaths, 481 are from Kashmir and 39 from Jammu, they said.
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