By: Nadeem Nadu
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded its highest single-day spike ever, with 5443 new coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, officials said on Friday.
Also, 50 people succumbed to virus during the time, 29 in Jammu and 21 in Kashmir, taking the total fatality count to 2612
1868 of these cases were confirmed from Jammu Division and 3575 from Kashmir, taking the total count to 206954.
Providing district wise details, the officials told GNS, Srinagar reported 1071 cases, Baramulla 496, Budgam 384, Pulwama 118, Kupwara 198, Anantnag 568, Bandipora 93, Ganderbal 169, Kulgam 344, Shopian 134, Jammu 639, Udhampur 292, Rajouri 300, Doda 37, Kathua 226, Samba 121, Kishtwar 39, Poonch 95, Ramban 67 and Reasi 52.
Among others, the officials said the victims include a 61-year-old man from Dalgate Srinagar who died 12 days after he was admitted to SMHS hospital.
A 78-year-old man from Rambail Pora, Anantanag, died at CD hospital, four days after he was admitted to one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley.
A 70-year-old man died at GMC Anantnag, three days after he was admitted there.
A 60-year-old man from Naibasti died within few hours of his admission to GMC, they said.
A 70-year-old man from S K Colony Anantnag died three days after he was admitted to GMC Anantnag
A 72-year-odl man from Janglatmandi died two days after he was admitted to the facility, they said.
A 55-year-old woman from Boniyar Baramulla died due to cardiopulmonary arrest while suffering from severe Covid Pneumonia with HTN with T2DM, they said. The other victims include an 80-year-old from Pulwama, a 68-year-old man from Makhdoom Sahib Srinagar, a 70-year-old man from Babhara Pulwama, an 80-year-old woman from Pinglish Tral, A 68-year-old man from Mallabagh Srinagar, A 65-year-old from Illahibagh Srinagar, 80-year-old man from Safapora Ganderbal, a 60-year-old man from Illahi-Bagh, and a septuagenarian man from Sumbal Bandipora.
Moreover, they said 2752 more COVID-19 patients have recovered—954 from Jammu Division and 1798 from Kashmir.
There are at present 44307 active positive cases—15571 in Kashmir and 28736 in Jammu, they added.