STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s tally of COVID-19 cases crossed the 23,000-mark on Thursday with 499 fresh infections, while the union territory’s toll climbed to 436 as 10 more people succumbed to the disease, officials said.The total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir now stands at 23,454, they said.“Ten COVID-19 positive people have died over the past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir,” the officials said.Of these, seven deaths were reported from the Kashmir Valley and three from Jammu, they said.With the latest fatalities, the toll due to COVID-19 has risen to 436 in the union territory. Of the total deaths, 402 were reported from the valley and 34 from Jammu, they added.Among the 499 fresh COVID-19 cases, 426 are from Kashmir and 73 from Jammu, the officials said.Giving district wise breakup, officials said Srinagar reported 113, Anantnag 73, Budgam 52, Bandipora 49, Baramulla 44, Ganderbal 41, Kulgam 20, Kupwara 17, Pulwama 9 and Shopian 8 in Kashmir division.In Jammu division, they said Jammu recorded 51 cases followed by six in Kathua, five each in Rajouri and Samba, two each in Udhampur and Kishtwar and one each in Ramban and Poonch district while no case was detected from Reasi district.The cases detected on Thursday included 91 people who had returned to the union territory recently.There are 7,310 active cases in the union territory now and 15,708 patients have recovered, according to the officials.According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 23,454 positive cases, 7,310 are Active Positive, 15,708 have recovered and 436 have died; 34 in Jammu division and 402 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 6,86,808 test results available, 6,63,354 samples have been tested as negative till August 6, 2020.Additionally, till date 3,81,410 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 43,098 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7,310 in isolation and 43,640 under home surveillance. Besides, 2,86,926 persons have completed their surveillance period.
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