The total number of Covid-19 cases crossed 12,000-mark in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as 490 more people tested positive for the disease. Among the fresh cases include 89 from CRPF and 10 from army’s BB Cant here.

Officials said that 62 cases were reported from Jammu and 428 from Kashmir Valley even as 109 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals.

The officials said Srinagar district in central Kashmir witnessed a massive spike of 259 positive cases which was the highest number recorded by any district of Jammu and Kashmir in a single day.

There are 5,488 active cases in the union territory, while 6,446 patients have recovered from the infection.

The cases detected on Thursday include 33 people who had returned to the union territory recently.

With these fresh cases, the total number of infected people in Jammu and Kashmir has gone up to 12,156.