16 new COVID-19 cases reported in J&K total number of cases reaches 581

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SRINAGAR: Sixteen new COVID-19 cases were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the Union Territory to 581, officials said.

Of the total cases, 523 are from Kashmir and 58 from Jammu region, they said, adding that while 192 people have been cured of the disease, eight have died.

Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir has reported a total of 546 positive cases of COVID-19, including 375 active cases, Department of Information and Public Relation, Jammu and Kashmir, informed in a media bulletin on Monday.

The bulletin informed that of the total cases, 58 were reported from Jammu and 488 from Kashmir. 27 people have recovered today. With this 164 people have recovered so far in the Union Territory.

The death toll due to COVID-19 in J&K stands at 7. A total of 50,625 people have completed their surveillance period and 9,984 people are under home surveillance. (ANI)