July 2020 News

J&K Records 256 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, Tally Nears 9,000

7 July 2020

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 256 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of coronavirus infections in the union territory to 8,931, even as the death toll reached 143, following the demise of five patients over the past 24 hours, officials said. All the five deaths were reported in Kashmir, they said. Of those who have died due to the virus in the union territory, 14 belonged to Jammu province and 129 were from Kashmir division, the officials said. They said of the 256 new COVID-19 cases, 74 were from Jammu region, and 182 from the Valley. There are total 3,389 active cases in the union territory now, while 5,399 patients have recovered from the infection so far, the officials said. The cases detected on Tuesday include 71 people who had recently returned to the union territory, they said. Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded the highest number of cases (61), the officials said. The total number of coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 8,931, with 7,048 infections reported in Kashmir and 1,883 cases in Jammu region, they added.