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Kashmir records highest daily rise in coronavirus cases

33 cases confirmed in disputed region, dozens arrested for defying lockdown

Nusrat Sidiq   | 08.04.2020
Kashmir records highest daily rise in coronavirus cases

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian-administered region of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday confirmed 33 COVID-19 cases, the highest in a single day so far in the region.

With the new cases, the tally has risen to 158, government spokesman Rohit Kansal tweeted.

Six people have recovered after contracting the virus and three died, he added.

In a related development, 30 people were arrested for defying strict lockdown orders.

The coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China last December and has spread to at least 184 countries and territories.

The global death toll from the virus has now surpassed 83,600, with more than 1.45 million cases confirmed, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The data shows an upward of 308,700 patients have gone on to make a recovery.

Kashmir, a Himalayan state, is held by India and Pakistan in parts, and claimed by both in full.

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