Coronavirus Claims 23 More Lives In J&K, Toll 1111

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5 Docs, 74 Security Men Among New Cases

Srinagar: At least 23 people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, raising the number of fatalities due to the deadly infection across the Union Territory to 1111.

Officials said Friday that 12 more people in Kashmir valley died of Covid-19, while 11 deaths due to the virus were reported from Jammu division. In Jammu, five of the victims were from the J&K’s winter capital while two were from Udhampur and one each from Kathua, Doda, Samba and Poonch.

Among others, the victims from Jammu included a 71-year-old of Preet Nagar, a 65-year-old woman from Morh, and a 58-year-old from Janipora Jammu.

Regarding Valley, they said, six were from Srinagar, three from Pulwama and one each from Kupwara, Ganderbal and Shopian.

The victims from Valley include 75-year-old woman from Kadi Kadal Srinagar, an 80-year-old from Al Farooq Colony Bemina, a 66-year-old from Rawalpora, a 75-year-old from Bota Kadal, a 60-year-old woman from Hamdania Colony Bemina, a 75-year-old from Chundina Ganderbal, 66-year-old from Narpora Shopian, an 80-year-old man from Kondbal Pampore, an 80-year-old man from Noorpora, a 30-year-old of Uthmulla Pulwama, , a 67-year-old man from Hundi Kupwara, a 70-year-old man from Lasjan,

With these deaths, the number of people who have succumbed to the virus has gone up to 1111 in Jammu and Kashmir.

5 Docs, 74 Security Men Among New Cases

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported on Friday 1218 fresh cases of coronavirus, including 76 travelers, 74 security personnel and five doctors, taking the total number of people infected by the virus to 69832 in the Union Territory.

While Jammu division reported 642 new cases, the remaining 576 were confirmed by officials from Kashmir Valley.

Giving the district-wise breakup, officials said Srinagar reported 224, Budgam 61, Baramulla 64, Pulwama 51, Anantnag 36, Bandipora 26, Kupwara 31, Ganderbal 53, Kulgam 5, Shopian 25, Jammu 240, Rajouri 44, Udhampur 60, Kathua 39, Doda 61, Samba 30, Poonch 51, Ramban 48, Reasi 14 and Kishtwar 55.

Meanwhile, officials said 1478 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 805 from Jammu Division and 673 from Kashmir Valley.

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