Covid-19 Claims 26-Year-Old, 18 Others; J&K Toll 954

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62 Travellers Among 1467 More Test Positive

Srinagar: At least nineteen people, including a 26-year-old youth succumbed to coronavirus infection in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the fatality count across the Union Territory to 954.

While Jammu division reported 14 more Covid-19 deaths, the remaining five were confirmed by officials from the Kashmir Valley.

Among the victims from Valley, officials said included a 95-year-old woman from Bandipora, a 65-year-old from Peerbagh, a 62-year-old woman from Lal Bazar, a man from Chewdara Beerwah and a 73-year-old man from Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Among others, the victims from Jammu include a 38-year-old man from Ramgarh, a 74-year-old man from Mahendra Nagar, a 65-year-old man from Residency Road, an 86-year-old from Lazpal Nagar and a 26-year-old from Patoli Battadeh Jammu.

With these deaths, 954 people has lost lives to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir—755 from Valley and 199 from Jammu.

62 Travellers Among 1467 More Test Positive

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Thursday 1467 new cases of coronavirus, including 62 travellers, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 59711.

Officials said that 785 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported from Jammu division while the remaining 682 from Kashmir Valley. This is for a fortnight that more than thousand cases were reported in J&K.

Giving the district wise details, officials said, Srinagar reported 233 cases, Budgam 89, Baramulla 53, Pulwama 28, Anantnag 78, Kupwara 47, Bandipora 55, Kulgam 14, Ganderbal 75, Shopian 10, Jammu 210, Udhampur 82, Rajouri 88, Kathua 75, Samba 69, Poonch 75, Ramban 18, Doda 97, Reasi 27 and Kishtwar 44.

Moreover, they said, 712 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals 270 from Jammu Division and 442 from Kashmir Valley.

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