179 coronavirus cases, 2 deaths reported in J&K


JAMMU, Nov 23: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 179 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infected number of people to 3,35,707 while two fresh deaths due to the virus were reported from the Union Territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 30 were from Jammu division and 149 from Kashmir division of the UT, the officials said.
They said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 64 cases followed by 35 cases in Baramulla district.
There are 1,647 active cases across the UT, while the number of recovered patients stands at 3,29,596, the officials said.
The death toll in the UT due to the pandemic was 4,464 after two fresh deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the officials said there were 49 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the UT as no fresh case was reported since Monday evening.
On COVID vaccination, the bulletin informs that 68,650doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to1,63,09,228.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 335707 positive cases, 1647 are Active Positive (248 in Jammu Division and 1399 in Kashmir Division), 329596 have recovered and 4464 have died; 2183 in Jammu division and 2281in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 17274570 test results available, 335707 samples have tested positive and 16938863 samples have been tested as negative till date. Besides, 45,453 COVID tests have been conducted in last 24 hours.
Till date 4293919 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 6009 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1647 in isolation and 432714 in home surveillance. Besides, 3849085 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases reported today, the Bulletin said that Srinagar reported 64 cases, Baramulla reported 35 cases, Budgam reported 17 cases, Pulwama reported 04cases, Kupwara reported 08cases, Anantnag reported 01case, Bandipora reported 06cases, Ganderbal reported 10cases,Kulgam reported 04 cases while as Shopian reported no fresh case for today.
Similarly, Jammu reported 19cases, Udhampur reported 01case, Rajouri reported 03cases, Doda reported 01case, Kathua reported 01 case, Samba reported 01 case, Reasi reported 01 case, Poonch reported 03 cases while as Kishtwar and Ramban reported no fresh cases for today.

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