J&K records 561 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths



JAMMU, Apr 6: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 561 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday that took its tally to 1,34,015, while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,012, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 384 were reported from the Kashmir division and 177 from the Jammu division, they said.
Srinagar district recorded the highest num-ber of fresh cases at 222, including 63 travellers, followed by 99 in Jammu and 54 in Baramulla, according to the officials.
Budgam, Anantnag, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Udha-mpur and Kathy were the other districts that registered cases in double digits. Nine other districts recorded fresh cases in single digits while two did not report any new cases.
The number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 4,483, while 1,27,520 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.
The two deaths were reported from the Kashmir valley, they said.
The administration on Tuesday ordered a temporary suspension of indoor sports activities in view of a surge in coronavirus cases in the Union territory in the last few weeks.
An order issued by Principal Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Department, Alok Kumar, stated it was likely for young sportspersons to get infected as chances of transmission of the virus while playing close contact sports has increased due to the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.
"It is hereby ordered that all close-contact sports like boxing, wrestling, judo karate, kabbadi, kho-kho, thanga-ta, taekwondo, wushu and many other sports of similar character shall remain temporarily suspended till further orders," it said.
The order, however, stated that other sports activities could be conducted following necessary standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Centre.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration had already ordered closure of all schools for students up to class 9 for two weeks and for students of classes 10, 11 and 12 for a week from April 5, besides restricting the social gathering to 200 people with strict adherence to SOPs and guidelines.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 134015 positive cases, 4483 are Active Positive, 127520 have recovered and 2012have died; 741 in Jammu division and 1271 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6286013test results available, 6151998 samples have been tested as negative till 06thApril, 2021.
Till date 1556065 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 59701 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 4483 in isolation and 121399in home surveillance. Besides, 1368470 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 30170 positive cases (including 222 cases reported today) with 1668 Active Positive, 28026 recovered (including 112 cases recovered today), 476 deaths; Baramulla has 9284 positive cases (including 54 cases reported today)with 627 Active Positive, 8476recovered (including 45 cases recovered today), 181 deaths; Budgam reported 8451 positive cases (including 34 cases reported today)with 335 active positive cases, 7995 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today), 121 deaths; Pulwama has 6039 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today)with 110 Active Positive, 5837 recovered and 92 deaths; Kupwara has 5883 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), 120 Active Positive, 5666recoveries, 97 deaths; Anantnag district has 5256 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today)with 98 Active Positive, 5062 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), 96 deaths; Bandipora has 4824 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), with 77 Active Positive and 4684 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today), 63 deaths; Ganderbal has 4762 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today)with 64 Active Positive, 4649 recoveries and 49 deaths; Kulgam has 2962 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today)with 192 Active Positive, 2714 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today)and 56 deaths while as Shopian has 2678 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today),43 active positive cases, 2595 recoveries and 40 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 26392 positive cases (including 99 cases reported today) with 781 active positive cases, 25228 recoveries (including 24 cases recovered today), 383 deaths; Udhampur has 4429 positive cases (including 37 cases reported today), 90active positive cases, 4281 recoveriesand58 deaths; Rajouri has 3924 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today)with 37 active positive, 3831 recoveries(including 03 cases recovered today) and 56 deaths; Doda has 3471 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with16 Active positive, 3391 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today)and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3415 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today), 90 active positive cases, 3272 recovered(including 06 cases recovered today) and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2757 positive cases with 01 Active Positive, 2734 recoveries (including 17 recovered today)and22 deaths; Samba has 2889 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with 40 active positive cases, 2808 recoveries and 41 deaths; Poonch has 2563 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 29 active positive, 2508recoveriesand 26 deaths; Ramban has 2165 positive caseswith24 active positive cases, 2119 recoveries and 22 deaths while Reasi has 1701 positive (including 06 cases reported today)with 41 active positive cases, 1644 recoveries and 16 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 134015 positive cases in J&K, 13944 have been reported as travelers while 120071 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
The bulletin added that there are 1091 COVID dedicated beds, 962 Isolation beds with 975 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 96 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1307 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 73are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2282 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 169vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

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