444 new coronavirus cases, death toll rises to 396 with 8 more fatalities


JAMMU, Aug 2: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 444 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infected persons past 21,000, even as eight COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours in the union territory, officials said.
"Eight persons, who were COVID-19 positive, have died over the past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir," an official said, adding all the deaths were reported from the Kashmir Valley.
With the fresh deaths, the COVID-19 death toll in the union territory has risen to 396, of which 368 were from the valley and 28 were from the Jammu region, they said.
Meanwhile, the union territory recorded 444 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infected persons to 21,416, the officials said.
While 206 of these new cases were from Jammu region, 238 persons were from the valley, they said. There are now 7,893 active cases in the union territory, while 13,127 patients have recovered from the infection, they added.
The cases detected on Sunday included 84 persons who had returned to the union territory recently. The officials said Udhampur district in Jammu region recorded the highest number of 69 new positive cases, followed by 65 in Jammu district.
The Bulletin further said that out of 654117 test results available, 632701 samples have been tested as negative till August 02, 2020.
Additionally, till date 372929 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 45818 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6 in Hospital Quarantine, 7893 in hospital isolation and 40801 under home surveillance. Besides, 278015 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 779 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 243 Active Positive, 522 recovered (including 39 cases recovered today) and 14 deaths; Srinagar has 5153 positive cases (including 62 cases reported today) with 2777 Active Positive, 2246 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today), 130 deaths; Anantnag district has 1339 positive cases (including 28 cases reported today) with 277 Active Positive, 1038 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today), 24 deaths; Baramulla has 1931 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 506 Active Positive, 1354 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), 71 deaths; Shopian has 1468 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 207 Active Positive, 1238 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today) and 23 deaths; Kupwara has 1108 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 151 Active Positive, 936 recovered and 21 deaths; Budgam has 1297 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 552 Active Positive & 717 recovered cases and 28 deaths; Ganderbal has 434 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 156 active positive cases and 272 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) & 06 deaths; Kulgam has 1512 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 225 Active Positive and 1258 recoveries (including 18 cases recovered today) and 29 deaths and Pulwama reported 1600 positive cases (including 62 cases reported today) with 754 active positive cases & 824 recovered (including 30 cases recovered today) & 22 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 1187 positive cases (including 65 cases reported today) with 545 active positive cases and 623 recoveries (including 32 cases recovered today) and 19 deaths; Udhampur has 541 positive cases (including 69 cases reported today) with 188 active positive cases, 352 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 438 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 173 Active Positive and 264 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Rajouri has 709 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 426 active positive cases and 281 recovered (including 17 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Kathua has 535 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 174 Active positive and 360 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 147 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 67 active positive cases and 80 recovered (including 25 cases reported today); Ramban has 550 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 162 active positive and 387 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Reasi has 163 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 104 active positive and 59 recovered; Poonch has 234 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 90 active positive and 143 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death while Doda has 291 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 116 active positive cases and 173 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 21416 positive cases in J&K 4485 have been reported as travelers while 16931 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

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