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13 more test positive for COVID-19 in J-K, tally rises to 836

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Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The number of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir climbed to 836 on Saturday as 13 more people, including two nurses, tested positive for the disease, officials said.

While 12 of the fresh cases are from the Kashmir Valley, one is from Jammu, they said.

"Thirteen new COVID-19 cases were detected in the union territory on Saturday," the officials said.

The total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now reached 836, they said.

"Of these, 767 are in Kashmir, while 69 are in the Jammu region," they added.

Among the fresh cases detected on Saturday, three are from Super Speciality Hospital, Shireen Bagh here -- including two staff nurses and an attendant of a patient from Shopian, said Dr Salim Khan, COVID-19 nodal officer at Government Medical College, Srinagar.

According to the officials, there are 459 active cases in the union territory -- 446 in Kashmir and 13 in Jammu -- and 368 patients have recovered.

A total of nine COVID-19 patients have died in Jammu and Kashmir.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, May 09 2020. 17:59 IST