Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 5606 new positive cases while eight persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.
They said 1353 cases have been reported from Jammu Division and 4253 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally to 414772. Regarding the deaths, they said, four each were reported from the Jammu division and Kashmir Valley respectively. So far 4635 people have died due to the virus—2264 in the Jammu division and 2371 in Kashmir Valley.
On Tuesday J&K reported biggest-ever daily spike of 6570 cases since the pandemic started in 2020.
On Saturday last, the J&K recorded the previous highest daily case count of 6568.
Besides, they said, 5005 Covid-19 patients recovered during the time—1592 from Jammu Division and 3413 from Kashmir. So far 362168 people have recovered, leaving active case tally at 47969—13569 in Jammu and 34400 in Kashmir.
They said there was no new confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) reported today. So far 51 black fungus cases have been confirmed in J&K, the officials said.