J&K re­ports 1 death, 122 new cases; tally now 5,956

50-yr-old Bara­mulla man dies of car­diac ar­rest at quar­an­tine cen­tre

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTSPOTLIGH­T - HT Correspond­ent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

SRI­NA­GAR : Jammu and Kash­mir re­ported 122 new Covid-19 cases on Sun­day, tak­ing the to­tal num­ber of coro­n­avirus cases in the Union ter­ri­tory to 5,956. One per­son from the Kash­mir di­vi­sion fell prey to the virus.

Of the new cases, 102 are from Kash­mir and 20 from the Jammu di­vi­sion. Among th­ese, 41 pa­tients are said to have a travel his­tory.

A 50-year-old man from the Rafi­abad area of north Kash­mir’s Bara­mulla district died of ‘car­diac ar­rest’ at a quar­an­tine cen­tre. He was ad­mit­ted to Sheri Kash­mir In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sciences, Soura on June 4, an of­fi­cial said.

With this, the death toll in J&K has reached 82.

The num­ber of ac­tive cases stands at 2,492 af­ter 46 more pa­tients re­cov­ered on Sun­day. The gov­ern­ment state­ment said, “Thirty-eight peo­ple were dis­charged from Jammu di­vi­sion and eight from Kash­mir.”

Eleven more Covid-19 pa­tients ad­mit­ted at SKIMS hos­pi­tal were dis­charged to­day, an of­fi­cial of the hos­pi­tal said.

“The re­cov­ery rate at present is more than 77.9%. With four deaths, the mor­tal­ity rate is 0.77%,” the of­fi­cial said. So far, 3,382 peo­ple have been cured of the virus in the UT, tak­ing the re­cov­ery rate to 56.78%.

The high­est jump was wit­nessed in Sri­na­gar where 32 more peo­ple tested pos­i­tive for the dis­ease. Bara­mulla re­ported 17 new cases, Anant­nag and Budgam 15 cases each, and Bandi­pora re­ported 10 new cases. The other dis­tricts saw a sin­gle-digit in­crease. In the Jammu di­vi­sion, dis­tricts re­ported a sin­gle-digit in­crease.

The high­est num­ber of ac­tive cases is in Sri­na­gar district at 428 fol­lowed by 318 in Bara­mulla and 240 in Pul­wama.

On Satur­day, 154 new cases and six deaths were re­ported in the Union ter­ri­tory.

HT FILE PHOTO

An area be­ing dis­in­fected in Jammu to con­tain the spread of Covid-19.

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