Shaziya Khanam / Kashmir Crown

Baramulla, July 23: The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on thursday witness get rise in coronavirus positive cases and recorded 718 fresh covid 19 cases taking the total number of positive cases infected by virus to 16429, official said.

Among the 718 fresh cases , 601 are from Kashmir and 117 were recorded from the winter capital jammu , said officials.

These cases recorded on Wednesday included 33 persons who had returned to the Kashmir. Recently Srinagar district of south Kashmir recorded the highest number of fresh cases 158, followed by shopian district which recorded 109 cases, the officials said.

However the number of people who have Scummed to the deadly disease today in Jammu and Kashmir is 09 taking to the total death toll to 282 in Jammu and Kashmir,said officials.

The total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 7541, while as 8811 patients have recovered from the corona virus infection , the officials said.

While talking to Kashmir Crown the officials said that Srinagar district of central Kashmir has the highest number of cases 158 so far , followed by another district Shopian in south Kashmir which has recorded 109 cases.