2,751 new covid cases reported in J&K


Jammu and Kashmir recorded 2,751 infections of Covid and nine deaths on Tuesday, an official health bulletin said. As many as 6,556 patients recovered, taking the overall active cases to 32,558.

The third wave of Covid has crossed its peak in the UT with cases declining for the past one week.

Srinagar is the district with the highest number of active cases at 10,197 followed by Jammu and Baramulla districts with 4,669 and 4,285 such cases, respectively.

The officials said 72,559 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours in the UT taking the day’s test positivity rate (TPR) to 3.79%.

Of the total infections on Tuesday, Kashmir valley saw almost 59% of the infections with 1,646 cases and five deaths while 1,105 cases and four deaths were reported in the Jammu division.

In Kashmir valley, the surge was highest in Srinagar at 440 cases followed by 405 in Kupwara, 209 in Kulgam and 177 in Budgam.

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