Coronavirus Claims 19 More Lives In J&K, Toll 937

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Srinagar: As many as nineteen more people died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the total number of fatalities due to virus in the Union Territory to 937.

While 11 more people succumbed to the deadly infection in Jammu division, eight others lost their lives to coronavirus in Kashmir valley, officials said.

Regarding the fatalities from Jammu, officials said, seven were residents of Jammu and one each from Udhampur, Rajouri, Kathua, Samba and Ramban.

The victims from Valley include two residents of Srinagar and Kupwara besides one each from Budgam, Bandipora, Shopian and Kulgam districts.

Among others, the victims from the valley includes a 70-year-old from Nowhatta Srinagar, a 57-year-old woman from Verinag Anantnag, a 40-year-old from Chadoora Budgam, a 28-year-old man from Gund Ibharim Pattan, a man from Shopain and 70-year-old woman from Umer Colony Lal Bazar

The victims among others from Jammu region includea 79-year-old man from Swran Vihar Ban Talab Mathi Jammu, a 45-year-old from Nanak Nagar Jammu, a 63-year-old woman from Trikuta Nagar Jammu, a 72-year-old from Nanak Nagar Jammu, a 79-year-old from ban Talab Mathi and a 46-year-old from Gorkha Nagar Jammu.

With these deaths, the fatality count in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 937.

1590 New Cases Include 50 Security Personnel

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported on Wednesday 1590 new cases of coronavirus, including 91 travelers, 19 army men, five BSF men, 26 CRPF personnel, two pregnant woman and five minors, taking the number of people infected by the virus in Union Territory to 58244.

With 832 cases reported from Jammu region and 758 from Kashmir Valley, this is for the fortnight now that Jammu and Kashmir recorded fresh infections in excess of one thousand daily.

Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, official sources said that Srinagar reported 225 infections, Budgam 119, Baramulla 92, Pulwama 70, Anantnag 37, Kupwara 74, Bandipora 42, Kulgam 13, Ganderbal 86, Jammu 221, Udhampur 44, Rajouri 147, Kathua 80, Samba 39, Poonch 92, Ramban 39,Doda 114, Reasi 24 and Kishtwar 32.

Moreover, officials said, 747 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals 275 from Jammu Division and 472 from Kashmir Valley.

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