SRINAGAR: The number of coronavirus cases in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K) passed 1,100 on Saturday after the region’s highest single-day spike to date.

The overall count rose to 1,121 after 108 more people, including 12 pregnant women, tested positive for Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, according to a government update.

One more fatality raised the death toll to 12, while recoveries stand at 542.

The Covid-19 patient who died was a 70-year-old man from the central Budgam district.

“He died due to comorbidities as he was a heart disease patient too. We had taken his samples for the Covid-19 test and the results came back positive today,” said Dr Farooq Jan, the medical superintendent of SKIMS Hospital in Srinagar.

According to the Indian government update, 76,191 people have been tested for Covid-19 in the region so far, and 109,092 are under observation.