STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 1,467 COVID-19 fresh cases, while 19 fatalities took place in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 59,711 and death toll to 951, officials said.It was for the 15th consecutive day that the number of fresh coronavirus cases has crossed 1,000 in a 24-hour period.
New Delhi: India has crossed the six crore mark in conducting tests for detection of COVID-19, with 6,05,65,728 samples having been examined till September 16, the Indian Council of Medical Research said on Thursday.As on August 28, India had tested 4,04,06,609 COVID-19 samples, it said. With an average testing of more than 10 lakh per day in the last 20 days, India has tested 6,05,65,728 samples across the country till September 16.“As on Wednesday, 11,36,613 samples were tested for detection of COVID-19 in a single day. India has conducted last two crore sample testing in only 20 days,” the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.This has been enabled by rapidly increasing testing infrastructure and capacity across the country.The total number of diagnostic labs in the country has reached 1,751. Of which dedicated government laboratories are 1,059 and private laboratories 692.
“The Union Territory recorded 1,467 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 785 in Jammu and 682 in the Kashmir Valley,” the officials said.The cumulative figure of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 59,711.Srinagar district reported the highest number of 233 new COVID-19 cases, followed by 210 in Jammu district, the officials said.There are 20,239 active COVID-19 cases, while 38,521 patients have recovered so far, they said.Meanwhile, 19 deaths took place in the past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir – 14 in Jammu and five in the valley – taking the death toll to 951, the officials said.According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 59,711 positive cases, 20,239 are Active Positive, 38,521 have recovered and 951 have died; 199 in Jammu division and 752 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 13,20,240 test results available, 12,60,529 samples have been tested as negative till September 17, 2020.Till date 5,35,846 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 30,027 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 20,239 in isolation and 65,260 under home surveillance. Besides, 4,19,369 persons have completed their surveillance period.Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 12,400 positive cases (including 233 cases reported today) with 2,024 Active Positive, 10,116 recovered (including 155 cases recovered today), 260 deaths; Baramulla has 3,662 positive cases (including 53 cases reported today) with 1,067 Active Positive, 2,481 recovered (including 22 cases reported today), 114 deaths; Pulwama reported 3,372 positive cases (including 28 cases reported today) with 489 active positive cases, 2,821 recovered (including 47 cases recovered today), 62 deaths; Kulgam has 2,135 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 135 Active Positive, 1,958 recoveries (including 8 cases recovered today), 42 deaths; Shopian has 1,902 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 169 Active Positive, 1,703 recovered, 30 deaths; Anantnag district has 3,091 positive cases (including 78 cases reported today) with 786 Active Positive, 2,251 recovered (including 32 cases recovered today), 54 deaths; Budgam has 4,155 positive cases (including 89 cases reported today) with 1,614 Active Positive and 2,467 recovered (including 37 cases recovered today), 74 deaths; Kupwara has 3,027 positive cases (including 47 cases reported today) with 912 Active Positive, 2,055 recovered (including 82 cases recovered today), 60 deaths; Bandipora has 3,018 positive cases (including 55 cases reported today) with 1,015 Active Positive, 1,973 recovered (including 18 cases recovered today), 30 deaths and Ganderbal has 2,366 positive cases (including 75 cases reported today) with 573 active positive cases, 1,767 recoveries (including 41 cases recovered today) and 26 deaths.Similarly, Jammu has 9,429 positive cases (including 210 cases reported today) with 6,114 active positive cases, 3,198 recoveries (including 155 cases recovered today), 117 deaths; Rajouri has 1,861 positive cases (including 88 cases reported today) with 965 active positive cases, 877 recovered, 19 deaths; Ramban has 922 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 252 active positive, 666 recoveries (including 5 cases recovered today), 4 deaths; Kathua has 1,577 positive cases (including 75 cases reported today) with 600 Active positive, 964 recovered (including 19 cases recovered today), 13 deaths; Udhampur has 1,685 positive cases (including 82 cases reported today) with 771 active positive cases, 906 recovered (including 44 cases recovered today), 8 deaths; Samba has 1,243 positive cases (including 69 cases reported today) with 600 Active Positive, 633 recoveries, 10 deaths; Doda has 1,264 positive cases (including 97 cases reported today) with 745 active positive cases, 504 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered today), 15 deaths; Poonch has 1,162 positive cases (including 75 cases reported today) with 724 active positive, 432 recoveries, 6 deaths; Reasi has 683 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today) with 294 active positive, 385 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered today) and 4 deaths while Kishtwar has 757 positive cases (including 44 cases reported today) with 390 active positive cases and 364 recoveries (including 26 cases recovered today) and 3 deaths.According to the bulletin, of the total 59,711 positive cases in J&K 8,013 have been reported as travelers while 51,698 as others.
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