One dies in Jammu, 81 test +ve in UT

Kathua village declared hotspot

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU/SRINAGAR, Mar 5: One person died of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir and 81 tested positive while 72 others recovered today.
A 67-year-old man hailing from Last Morh Gandhi Nagar died of multiple ailments and Coronavirus in Narayana Hospital Katra today.
Meanwhile, in view of five new COVID positive cases, village Sakta Chack in Parole falling under the jurisdiction of Kathua police station has been declared as hotspot by District Magistrate OP Bhagat. All requisite measures have been taken in the village by the administration to prevent spread of the infection.
Four members of a family and one of their relatives have been tested positive for the virus at Sakta Chack. Click here to watch video
Meanwhile, 20 persons today tested positive for COVID-19 in the Jammu region, 14 of them in Jammu district, four in Poonch and two in Udhampur district. Rest seven districts didn’t report any COVID positive cases today.
Rajouri, Doda and Ramban districts in the Jammu region have zero active cases.
A total of 31 persons today recovered from the virus including 16 in Jammu district, nine Udhampur and two each in Doda, Kishtwar and Poonch districts.
Jammu region now has 52065 Corona cases. Among them, 182 are active positives as 51157 have recovered from the virus and there have been 726 casualties in the region.
With today’s casualty, Jammu district’s Corona toll has gone up to 374, the highest in Jammu region followed by 64 Doda, 57 Udhampur, 55 Rajouri, 53 Kathua, 40 Samba, 24 Poonch, 22 Kishtwar, 21 Ramban and 16 in Reasi district.
Meanwhile, 61 people today tested positive in Kashmir for COVID-19.
Those who tested positive include 35 Srinagar, 9 Baramulla, 8 Budgam, 1 Pulwama,   3 from Anantnag, 1 Bandipora, 2 Ganderbal and 2 from Kulgam.
The number of cases in Kashmir division has reached 74,788 including 72,845 recoveries and 1,234 deaths.
The number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 891 including 709 from Kashmir division.
With 72 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 124,002, which is 97.77 percent of the total cases.