4072 test +ve for Corona, 2 die in Kashmir; J&K active cases 31,044

A Health worker takes a swab sample of JK Bank employee for Corona testing in Srinagar. —Excelsior/Shakeel
A Health worker takes a swab sample of JK Bank employee for Corona testing in Srinagar. —Excelsior/Shakeel

Fayaz Bukhari

Srinagar, Jan 20: The spike in the COVID-19 cases continued in Kashmir today with 4,072 testing positive for the virus taking the active cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 31,044.
Two persons who were admitted to hospital died here today taking the death toll in J&K to 4,586.

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Those who tested positive include 1,306 from Srinagar, 825 from Baramulla, 636 from Budgam, 125 from Pulwama, 137 from Kupwara, 259 from Anantnag, 237 from Bandipora, 270 from Ganderbal, 243 from Kulgam and 34 Shopian.
As per officials figures, 87,021 positive cases including 889 deaths and 78,765 recoveries are from Srinagar, 30,876 including 292 deaths and 25,965 recoveries are from Baramulla, 27,963 including 24,988 recoveries and 222 deaths are from Budgam, 16,545 including 15,660 recoveries and 195 deaths are from Pulwama, 16,138 including 170 deaths and 15,091 recoveries are from Kupwara, 18,333 including 16,563 recoveries and 211 deaths are from Anantnag, 11,267 cases including 10,214 and 111 deaths are from Bandipora, 11,700 including 10,989 recoveries and 82 deaths are from Ganderbal, 12,652 including 11,573 recoveries and 118 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,732 including 5,561 recoveries and 59 deaths are from Shopian.
The number of cases in Kashmir division has reached 238,227 including 215,369 recoveries and 2,349 deaths.
The number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 31,044 including 20,509 from Kashmir division.
With 1,177 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 343,031 which is 90.59 percent of the total cases.
In the meantime, authorities today closed Jammu and Kashmir Bank’s business unit in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district after eight employees tested positive for COVID-19.
They said that the employees who tested positive have been advised to go for self-isolation.
“All the close contacts of these employees are being traced, while necessary precautions have also been taken to avoid further spread of the virus,” the officials said.