J&K registers highest one-day spike of 493 coronavirus cases, tally now 11,666
Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Wednesday reported 493 new coronavirus infections, taking the number of Covid-19 cases to 11,666. A total of 206 people have died due to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.
The fresh cases in Jammu and Kashmir include 40 persons in "police custody", eight doctors, 11 Army personnel besides and 18 from police headquarters in Srinagar.
Giving district-wise details, officials said Srinagar reported 153 cases, Baramulla 44, Kulgam 47, Shopian 3, Anantnag 72, Kupwara 10, Pulwama 41, Budgam 42, Bandipora 18, Ganderbal 6, Jammu 15, Udhampur 1, Ramban 6, Rajouri 3, Samba 24, Poonch 1, Doda 4 and Kishtwar 3.
Officials at SKIMS, Soura said out of 1,944 samples which were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, 122 returned positive for the virus.
They said 38 are from Pulwama, 30 from Srinagar, 19 from PHQ, 12 from Bandipora, seven from Anantnag, six from Kupwara, three from Ganderbal, and Baramulla, two from Budgam and one each from Kulgam and Doda.