Spike in COVID-19 caseload continues for 15th day in J&K; 2 KAS officers, 70 travellers among 1330 new cases, tally 62450

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/19/2020 11:40:36 PM

20 more patients die due to deadly virus, total 1016; CMO office Rajouri sealed

JAMMU, Sep 18: The spike in COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir zoomed past the 662450 mark on Friday as the union territory recorded 1,330 fresh cases, while 20 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1016 .
It was for the 16th consecutive day that the number of fresh cases have crossed 1000 in a 24-hour period. "The UT recorded 1,330 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours among them 672 in Jammu and 658 in the Kashmir Valley," the officials said.
Among the 20 patients died one is 70 yrs old from Talab Tillo Jammu, another is 70 yrs old from Janipur colony and 28yrs old from Nalla MallyasGhordiRamnagar Udhampur.
Reports said that CMO Rajouri office has been closed & sealed after an employee of the office tested COVID +Ve today. All those who have visited said office today & in last few days are requested to isolate themselves & go for sampling.
Besides 2 KAS officers also reported positive . One is posted as Deputy Secretary in GAD Department and other is posted in Samba district.
The cumulative figure of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now gone past the 62,000-mark to 61,041. With 70 travellers among them Srinagar district reported the highest number of 237 new cases, followed by 221 in Jammu district, the officials said.
There are 20,770 active cases of coronavirus, while 39,305 patients have recovered so far, they said. A total of 15 deaths took place in the past 24 hours in the UT 15 in Jammu and five in the valley, taking the death toll to 1016.
Giving district wise breakup of the cases, official sources told that Srinagar reported 237 cases, Budgam 62, Baramulla 64, Pulwama 41, Anantnag 60, Bandipora 65, Kupwara 52, Ganderbal 44, Kulgam 19, Shopian 14, Jammu 221, Rajouri 62, Udhampur 31, Kathua 42, Doda 86, Samba 53, Poonch 77, Ramban 47, Reasi 18 and Kishtwar 35.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 61041 positive cases, 20770 are Active Positive, 39305 have recovered and 966 have died; 209 in Jammu division and 757 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 1345750 test results available, 1284709 samples have been tested as negative till September 18, 2020.
Till date 538621 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 28841 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 20770 in isolation and 65546 under home surveillance. Besides, 422498 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 12637 positive cases (including 237 cases reported today) with 2091 Active Positive, 10285 recovered (including 169 cases recovered today), 261 deaths; Baramulla has 3726 positive cases (including 64 cases reported today) with 1070 Active Positive, 2542 recovered (including 61 cases reported today), 114 deaths; Pulwama reported 3413 positive cases (including 41 cases reported today) with 486 active positive cases, 2864 recovered (including 43 cases recovered today), 63 deaths; Kulgam has 2154 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 145 Active Positive, 1966 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today), 43 deaths; Shopian has 1916 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 183 Active Positive, 1703 recovered, 30 deaths; Anantnag district has 3151 positive cases (including 60 cases reported today) with 802 Active Positive, 2295 recovered (including 44 cases recovered today), 54 deaths; Budgam has 4217 positive cases (including 62 cases reported today) with 1634 Active Positive and 2508 recovered (including 41 cases recovered today), 75 deaths; Kupwara has 3079 positive cases (including 52 cases reported today) with 926 Active Positive, 2093 recovered (including 38 cases recovered today), 60 deaths; Bandipora has 3083 positive cases (including 65 cases reported today) with 1018 Active Positive, 2034 recovered (including 61 cases recovered today), 31 deaths and Ganderbal has 2410 positive cases (including 44 cases reported today) with 592 active positive cases, 1792 recoveries (including 25 cases recovered today) and 26 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 9650 positive cases (including 221 cases reported today) with 6187 active positive cases, 3343 recoveries (including 145 cases recovered today), 120 deaths; Rajouri has 1923 positive cases (including 62 cases reported today) with 1025 active positive cases, 878 recovered (including 01 case recovered today), 20 deaths; Ramban has 969 positive cases (including 47 cases reported today) with 279 active positive, 685 recoveries (including 19 cases recovered today), 05 deaths; Kathua has 1619 positive cases (including 42 cases reported today) with 616 Active positive, 989 recovered (including 25 cases recovered today), 14 deaths; Udhampur has 1716 positive cases (including 31 cases reported today) with 748 active positive cases, 959 recovered (including 53 cases recovered today), 09 deaths; Samba has 1296 positive cases (including 53 cases reported today) with 635 Active Positive, 651 recoveries (including 18 cases recovered today), 10 deaths; Doda has 1350 positive cases (including 86 cases reported today) with 826 active positive cases, 507 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today), 17 deaths; Poonch has 1239 positive cases (including 77 cases reported today) with 795 active positive, 437 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 07 deaths; Reasi has 701 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 312 active positive, 385 recoveries and 04 deaths while Kishtwar has 792 positive cases (including 35 cases reported today) with 400 active positive cases and 389 recoveries (including 25 cases recovered today) and 03 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 61041 positive cases in J&K 8083 have been reported as travellers while 52958 as others.



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