SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 5,443 fresh coronavirus cases taking the tally of infected persons to 206,954, while the death toll in the union territory rose to 2,612 with a record 50 fatalities in a day.
The big jump in the positive cases and the mortality comes amid complete lockdown across Jammu and Kashmir.
The number of total active cases in the UT now stands at 44,307, which continues to increase, while the recovery rate is decreasing with each passing day.
The officials said, out of the 5,443 new cases, 3,575 belong to the Kashmir division while 1,868 are from the Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in the Kashmir division have reached 127,221 including 96,970 recoveries and 1,515 deaths.
On the other hand, the total number of positive cases in the Jammu division has reached 79,733 including 63,065 recoveries and 1,097 deaths.
The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 44,307 including 28,736 from the Kashmir division and 15,571 from the Jammu division.
With 2,752 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 160,035 which is 77.32% of the total cases.
As per the daily information bulletin, 1,885,550 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 87,419 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 44,307 persons are in isolation.