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Bandipora Nears 100-Mark As 20 More Test Positive, J&K’s Covid-19 Now At 427

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Srinagar: Bandipora district in north Kashmir neared 100 cases as twenty people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kashmir Valley, taking the number of the Covid-19 patients in J&K to 427.
“20 new cases reported today. 01 from Jammu Division and 19 from Kashmir. Total now 427. Jammu-57 and Kashmir-370,” Rohit Kansal, principal Secretary Informed and government spokesman, tweeted.
Reports quoting official sources said that among them 18 were confirmed at SKIMS laboratory while one each at CD hospital and Jammu—pertaining to case from Ramban.
Among the samples which returned positive in Valley include nine from Shopian, four from Kupwara, three from Baramulla, two from Bandipora and one Budgam district, they added.
While overall tally has gone upto 427, there are 310 active cases—38 in Jammu and 292 in Kashmir. Five persons have died of the disease so far while others have recovered.
With these cases, Bandipora now has 99 COVID-19 patients, highest in all districts, followed by Srinagar (79), Baramulla (50), Shopian (55), Kupwara (41), Jammu (26), Udhampur (20), Ganderbal (14), Budgam (14), Anantnag (9), Kulgam (6), Rajouri (4), Samba (4), Pulwama (3), Kishtwar (1) and Ramban (1). (with inputs from GNS)

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