The Covid count in J&K reached 45,925 with the highest single-day spike of 1,355 cases – 785 from Jammu division and 570 from Kashmir valley – on Tuesday.
The UT also registered 14 deaths (eight from Jammu and six from Kashmir division) – the highest in a single day, taking the total count of fatalities to 815.
Meanwhile, 491 patients – 74 from Jammu division and 417 from Kashmir – were discharged from various care centres across J&K in the last 24 hours after being treated for the contagion.
According to the official bulletin issued on Tuesday evening, out of 45,925 cases, 11, 859 are active positive, 33,251 have recovered while 815 – 113 in Jammu division and 702 in Kashmir – have succumbed to the virus.
The bulletin further said that out of 11,07,406 test results available, 10,61,481 samples have returned as negative.
Jammu University shut
Meanwhile, Jammu University was closed for three days after some of its employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
“The main campus of the University of Jammu shall remain closed on September 9, 10 and 11, so all examinations of the University scheduled on these dates stand postponed. Fresh dates for holding such exams will be notified separately,” read a notice issued by the University.
The Jammu office of J&K State Board of School Education, situated at Rehari, was also closed for three days after 15 of its employees tested positive for the virus.
Also, the authorities in Poonch district closed the Deputy Commissioner’s office after 15 employees tested positive for coronavirus.
Official sources said that as a precautionary measure, the DC office has been closed and sanitisation has been started.
Office shall remain closed till sanitisation is completed, they said.