Baramulla: A medical worker collects sample from a person for COVID-19 tests at a 'Booth type sampling Centre' set up in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla amid cornavirus pandemic, on Apr 7, 2020. (Photo: ANS). Image Source: IANS News

Srinagar, Aug 9 : Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 507 new Covid cases, taking the Union Territorys tally near the 25,000 mark, while 13 people succumbed to the dreaded disease in the last 24 hours.

A statement issued by the Information and Public Relations department said that 507 persons tested positive on Sunday, of which 129 were from Jammu division and 378 from Kashmir division, taking the UT's tally to 24,897.

Of the 13 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, one was from Jammu division and 12 from Kashmir division. On a positive note, 336 persons were discharged from different hospitals on Sunday.

The number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir at present stands at 7,422, of which 1,810 are in Jammu division and 5,612 are in Kashmir division.

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