1,013 new virus cases detected in J&K
Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 17 deaths and 1,013 fresh infections taking the total number of Covid-19 cases in the Union Territory to 44,570. As many as 32,152 cases were reported in Kashmir and 12,418 in Jammu.
The region has been recording around 1,000 fresh on a daily basis for the past five days. As many as 600 people tested positive in Jammu division, including 56 travellers; while 413 cases were reported from Kashmir, of which 31 were travellers.
As many as 433 people were discharged from different hospitals, taking the overall recoveries to 32,760 and the recovery rate to 73.5%. At present there are 11,009 active cases in the Union Territory. As many as 10,88,652 tests have been conducted in the UT so far.
Seven fatalities were reported in Jammu and 10 in Kashmir. So far, the virus has claimed 801 lives in J&K - 696 in Kashmir and 105 in Jammu.
Jammu district reported 442 cases, the highest in the division, while 41 tested positive in Poonch. In Kashmir, the highest number of fresh cases was witnessed in Srinagar where 136 people tested positive, followed by Budgam at 56.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- The VC said that some of the varsity employees were involved in irregular admissions at non-affiliated colleges and its subsequent registration with the university's examination department.
- The poor family said it faced many hardships in the process of getting bails and fighting the case, which was still pending in a Sasaram court.
- Two men who confessed they were part of the mob that assaulted the boy have been arrested. Police says it is on the hunt for others.
- Kushwaha did not say anything on merger but recalled his association with JD(U) MP Bashistha Narain Singh and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
- Experts, however, attributed the reduction to the “unprecedented conditions” brought about by the Covid-19 lockdown and called for reforms to curb pollution by local and regional factors.
- The L-G also noted that the economy of the Capital shrunk by 5.6% due to the pandemic.