Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday saw a record spike of the ongoing third wave of Covid as 14 people died while 6,570 persons tested positive—highest ever since pandemic—pushing the number of active cases to 47,376 in the UT.
With 14 more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached 4,627 and 6,570 fresh positive cases reported on Tuesday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 409,166.
Of the exact number of 409,166 cases, 259,613 are from Kashmir division and 149,553 from Jammu division.
Officials said that among 6,570 new cases, 5,015 belong to Kashmir division while as 1,555 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 259,613 including 223,682 recoveries and 2,367 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 149,553 including 133,481 recoveries and 2,260 deaths.
The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 47,376 including 33,564 from Kashmir division and 13,812 from Jammu division.
With 3,789 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 357,163 which is 87.29 percent of the total cases.
“Cases tested positive in J&K include 1,450 from Srinagar, 396 from Baramulla, 971 from Budgam, 107 from Pulwama, 395 from Kupwara, 416 from Anantnag, 243 from Bandipora, 295 from Ganderbal, 697 from Kulgam and 45 Shopian in Kashmir division while as 1,555 from Jammu division include 849 from Jammu district, 121 from Udhampur, 100 from Rajouri, 114 from Doda, 81 from Kathua, 112 from Samba, 12 from Kishtwar, 82 from Poonch, 41 from Ramban and 43 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.
Meanwhile, authorities said that no fresh cases of Mucormycosis popularly known as black fungus was reported in the UT and the tally stands at 51.