August 2020 News

655 Fresh COVID-19 Cases Take J-K's Tally To 35,135

27 August 2020

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 655 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to 35,135, while 14 more fatalities pushed the union territory's toll to 671, officials said. 'Fourteen people infected with coronavirus have died in Jammu and Kashmir in the past 24 hours till 5.00 pm on Thursday,' they said. While 11 deaths were reported from Kashmir, three people died in Jammu. The death toll in the union territory has now reached 671, the officials said. A total of 655 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the union territory. With this, the infection count in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 35,135, they said. Among the fresh cases, 497 were from Kashmir and 158 from Jammu, they added. Srinagar district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 182, followed by 87 in Jammu district. There are 7,743 active cases of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, while 26,721 patients have recovered so far, according to the officials.