One dies of COVID in Kashmir, 88 test +ve

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU/SRINAGAR/ LEH, July 18: One person died of COVID-19 and 88 tested positive in Kashmir today. Jammu region, however, didn’t report any casualties but recorded 58 fresh infections while Ladakh reported six new cases.
Among 58 new cases in Jammu region, 16 were detected in Jammu district, 14 Doda, 10 Poonch, seven each in Rajouri and Kishtwar, two Samba and one each in Udhampur and Reasi districts. Ramban and Kathua didn’t report any new cases.
As against 58 new cases, 92 persons recovered from the virus in Jammu region.
Jammu now has 1,21,234 Corona cases including 796 active positives, 1,18,306 recoveries and 2132 deaths.
Out of six new cases in Ladakh, five were reported in Leh district and one in Kargil.
Ladakh’s Corona count now stood at 20246 including 103 active positives, 19937 recoveries and 206 fatalities—148 in Leh and 58 in Kargil.
Kashmir today reported 88 fresh cases of COVID-19 taking the overall tally of cases to 319901 while one person succumbed to viral infection.
Srinagar reported 27 cases, Baramulla 2, Budgam 8, Pulwama 15, Kupwara 7, Anantnag 4, Bandipora 4, Ganderbal 14, Kulgam 5 and Shopian 2.
Srinagar has now 70944 positive cases with 417 active, 69695 recovered, 832 deaths; Baramulla has 23486 positive cases with 150 active, 23055 recovered, 281 deaths; Budgam reported 22087 positive cases with 98 active cases, 22505 recovered, 204 deaths; Pulwama has 15110 positive cases with 95 active, 14822 recovered and 193 deaths; Kupwara has 14001 positive cases, 65 active, 13771 recoveries, 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16281 positive cases with 93 active, 15983 recovered, 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9434 positive cases, with 69 active, 9265 recoveries, 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9816 positive cases with 82 active, 9657 recoveries and 77 deaths; Kulgam has 11214 positive cases with 46 active, 11051 recoveries and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5574 positive cases with 8 active cases, 5508recoveries and 58 deaths.
In the meantime, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar today appealed religious leaders and senior citizens to guide people to celebrate this Eid-ul-Adha at their homes in view of Covid-19.
The IGP also appealed to the people to follow necessary health protocols on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.
Kashmir police zone in a Tweet said that that IGP Kashmir has appealed people of Kashmir to strictly follow Government SOPs and necessary health protocols on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.
“He has also appealed religious leaders and senior citizens to guide masses in celebrating this Eid at home,” Kashmir police Tweeted.

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