JK reports 19 deaths, 1937 fresh covid-19 cases
Six more containment zones declared in Sgr
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 1937 fresh covid-19 cases while 19 people succumbed to the virus, the highest so far this year, officials said on Friday.
They said 846 of the cases were confirmed from Jammu Division and 1091 from Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the total case tally to 156344.
Regarding the fresh fatalities, the officials said that 13 victims belonged to Jammu Division and six were from Kashmir valley. With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 2111—796 in Jammu and 1315 in Kashmir.
Providing district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 501 cases, Baramulla 118, Budgam 156, Pulwama 55, Kupwara 59, Anantnag 75, Bandipora 14, Ganderbal 40, Kulgam 61, Shopian 12, Jammu 525, Udhampur 72, Rajouri 45, Doda 13, Kathua 33, Samba 25, Kishtwar 3, Poonch 30, Ramban 22 and Reasi 78.
Moreover, they said, 1019 more COVID-19 patients have recovered—482 from Jammu Division and 537 from Kashmir. There are 16993 active cases—7112 in Jammu division and 9881in the Valley, they said.
Meanwhile, authorities on Friday declared six more areas of Batamaloo, Khanyar, Zadibal and SR Gunj Srinagar as Micro Containment Zones in view of the detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.
Officials said that six more localities of Batamaloo, Khanyar, Zadibal and SR Gunj have been declared as COVID-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.
The areas which have been declared as Micro Containment Zones include Reshi Mohalla near Muskaan Resorts Abi Nowpora Kohan Khan, Sonwar, Khashkhash Bagh near Central Jail Rainawari, Khimber ReshiPora near bus stop, Jabeen Guest lane near Abdullah bridge Rajbagh and Majeed Bagh Ganderpora Eidgah.
Officials said that at least these areas have 39 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, the localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.