Jammu Kashmir Thursday recorded 154 COVID-19 cases including 134 from Kashmir and 20 from Jammu, taking the total infection tally to 7849.
Thursday’s cases include 51 from Srinagar, Baramulla 19, Anantnag 17, Kulgam 15, Budgam 12, Pulwama 10, Ganderbal seven, Doda six, Samba five, Jammu and Udhampur four each, Bandipora two, and Shopian and Ramban one each.
Of these cases, 61 samples returned positive at Viral Diagnostic and Research Lab (VDRL) of SKIMS Srinagar which tested 1766 samples during the past 24 hours.
Medical Superintendent SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan said the cases include 16 from Anantnag, Srinagar 14, Kulgam 13, 18 Army and paramilitary CRPF men, two each from Pulwama and Budgam, and one each from Kupwara, Shopian, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Udhampur, Jammu districts.
The COVID-19 testing lab of SKIMS Medical College and Hospital Bemina also tested 503 samples of which 27 cases returned positive on Thursday.
The cases include 23 from Budgam including 14 CRPF men from Sanat Nagar and four from Srinagar.
The coronavirus dedicated hospital has so far admitted 635 positive patients, 499 of which were discharged while 131 are undergoing treatment.
The government said of the 3,77,961 test results, 3,70,112 returned negative and 7849 positive including 2760 active positive cases while 4974 have recovered and been discharged including 118 persons discharged during the past 24 hours.
It said, so far, 2,88,136 persons had been put under observation including 40,953 in home quarantine, 2760 in hospital isolation, and 33 in hospital quarantine while 45,761 people are under home surveillance, and 1,98,514 persons have completed their surveillance period.
In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 1021 cases, followed by Baramulla with 928, Kulgam 846, Shopian 801, Anantnag 692, Kupwara 553, Pulwama 518, Budgam 434, Bandipora 296, and Ganderbal 110.
In Jammu division, Jammu district has 363 cases followed by Udhampur with 284, Ramban 223, Kathua 232, Samba 152, Poonch 123, Rajouri 115, Doda 86, Reasi 45, and Kishtwar 27.
Jammu Kashmir has so far reported 116 deaths to coronavirus pandemic of which 102 have been reported from Kashmir division.