September 2020 News

J&K Records Highest Single-day Spike Of 1,617 COVID-19 Cases

9 September 2020

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded its highest single-day spike of 1,617 new COVID-19 cases, taking the union territory's infection tally to 47,542, officials said on Wednesday. 'The UT recorded 1,617 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. This is the biggest single-day spike in new infections in Jammu and Kashmir,' the officials said. It was for the seventh time in as many days that the number of new COVID-19 infections have crossed 1,000 mark in a 24-hour period, they said. Among the new cases, 894 were reported from the Jammu region and 723 from the Kashmir valley, the officials said. Jammu district reported the highest number of 583 new coronavirus cases, followed by 260 in Srinagar district, they said. There are now 12,839 active COVD-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, while 33,871 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease so far, the officials said. Meanwhile, 17 more coronavirus deaths were reported in Jammu and Kashmir, they said. Ten of these fatalities were reported in Jammu region and seven in the Kashmir valley, the officials said. The latest COVID-19 fatalities have pushed the death toll to 832 in the union territory, they said.