STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: With 590 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally went past the 22,000-mark in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, even as 11 patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 407 in the Union Territory, officials said. “Eleven persons, who were COVID-19 positive, died in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours,” an official said.
New Delhi: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Inspector posted in Srinagar has died due to the coronavirus infection on Monday, officials said.They said the official suffered a cardiac arrest and later his COVID-19 test report came positive.The Inspector-rank officer belonged to the 1st battalion of the country’s largest paramilitary force. This is the 19th death due to the coronavirus pandemic in the paramilitary force.Over 130 fresh COVID-19 infection cases were also reported in the CRPF on Monday.Out of the total 4,391 cases of the disease in the force, 2,398 are active while the rest have recovered, they said.The about 3.25 lakh personnel strong CRPF is the lead internal security force of the country with its main operations being in the Left Wing Extremism-hit states and counter-terrorist combat in the Kashmir Valley.
He added that while two deaths were reported from Jammu, nine were reported from the Kashmir valley. The death toll due to the coronavirus has climbed to 407 in the Union Territory — 377 in the valley, 30 in the Jammu region. The 590 new cases took the tally of infected people to 22,006, the officials said. Of the new cases, 157 were from the Jammu region and 433 from the valley, they added. There are 7,567 active COVID-19 cases in the Union territory currently, while 14,032 patients have recovered from the infection, the officials said. The cases detected on Monday include 60 people who had returned to the Union Territory recently. According to the officials, Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 180 new infections, followed by 56 in Ganderbal, 39 in Budgam, 36 in Bandipora, 35 in Anantnag, 33 in Kupwara, 23 in Baramulla, 14 in Pulwama, 11 in Kulgam and six in Shopian. In Jammu Division, they said, District Jammu recorded highest number of 72 cases followed by 24 in Ramban, 14 in Udhampur, 12 in Kathua, 11 in Rajouri, eight each in Kishtwar and Samba, seven in Reasi, one in Doda and no case was reported from Poonch district. According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 22006 positive cases, 7567 are Active Positive, 14032 have recovered and 407 have died; 30 in Jammu division and 377 in Kashmir division. The Bulletin further said that out of 662941 test results available, 640935 samples have been tested as negative till August 03, 2020. Additionally, till date 374160 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 45286 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7567 in isolation and 41640 under home surveillance. Besides, 279260 persons have completed their surveillance period. Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 815 positive cases (including 36 cases reported today) with 270 Active Positive, 531 recovered (including 9 cases recovered today) and 14 deaths; Srinagar has 5333 positive cases (including 180 cases reported today) with 2433 Active Positive, 2765 recovered (including 519 cases recovered today), 135 deaths; Anantnag district has 1374 positive cases (including 35 cases reported today) with 278 Active Positive, 1070 recovered (including 32 cases recovered today), 26 deaths; Baramulla has 1954 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 439 Active Positive, 1443 recovered (including 89 cases recovered today), 72 deaths; Shopian has 1474 positive cases (including 6 cases reported today) with 213 Active Positive, 1238 recovered and 23 deaths; Kupwara has 1141 positive cases (including 33 cases reported today) with 184 Active Positive, 936 recovered and 21 deaths; Budgam has 1336 positive cases (including 39 cases reported today) with 580 Active Positive and 728 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today) cases and 28 deaths; Ganderbal has 490 positive cases (including 56 cases reported today) with 186 active positive cases and 297 recoveries (including 25 case recovered today) and 07 deaths; Kulgam has 1523 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 184 Active Positive and 1310 recoveries (including 52 cases recovered today) and 29 deaths and Pulwama reported 1614 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 760 active positive cases and 832 recovered (including 8 cases recovered today) and 22 deaths. Similarly, Jammu has 1259 positive cases (including 72 cases reported today) with 594 active positive cases and 644 recoveries (including 21 cases recovered today) and 21 deaths; Udhampur has 555 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 192 active positive cases, 362 recovered (including 10 case recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 446 positive cases (including 8 cases reported today) with 166 Active Positive and 279 recoveries (including 15 case recovered today) and 01 death; Rajouri has 720 positive cases (including 11cases reported today) with 414 active positive cases, 304 recovered (including 23 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Kathua has 547 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 177 Active positive, 369 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 155 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 75 active positive cases and 80 recovered; Ramban has 574 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 132 active positive, 441 recoveries (including 54 cases reported today) and 01 death; Reasi has 170 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 111 active positive and 59 recovered; Poonch has 234 positive cases with 89 active positive, 144 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death while Doda has 292 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 90 active positive cases, 200 recoveries (including 27 recoveries today)and 02 deaths.
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