Srinagar: Despite the number of new cases showing decline during the last three days, Covid-related deaths in J&K kept rising on Wednesday as 65 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours.
Of the 65 new deaths due to Covid, 46 were from the Jammu region and 19 from Kashmir, taking the toll to 2,912.
About 3,603 patients were discharged from different hospitals after recovery while 4,509 new cases — 1,759 from the Jammu division and 2,750 from the Kashmir division — were reported in last 24 hours.
So far, 229,407 people have been infected with coronavirus in J&K out of which 174,953 have recovered.
The number of active cases is 51,542, out of which 18,438 are from the Jammu division and 33,104 from the Kashmir division.
Of the total number of 229,407 cases, 141,412 are from Kashmir and 87,995 from Jammu division.
Of the 4509 new cases, 2,750 were from Kashmir while as 1,759 are from Jammu division. The total number of positive cases in Kashmir have reached to 141,412 including 106,693 recoveries and 1,615 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 87,995 including 68,260 recoveries and 1,297 deaths.
The officials said the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 51,542 including 33,104 from Kashmir division and 18,438 from Jammu division.
With 3,603 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 174,953 which is 76.26 percent of the total cases.
As per the daily information bulletin 1,932,873 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 84,984 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 51,542 persons are in isolation.