18 More Lose Battle To Covid-19, J&K Toll 1166

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1081 New Cases Include 61 Security Men

Srinagar: As many as eighteen more people succumbed to coronavirus infection in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the number of fatalities die to the virus in the Union Territory to 1166.

Eleven more Covid-19 deaths were reported from Jammu division, while seven more succumbed to the deadly infection in Kashmir Valley—two each from Srinagar and Baramulla and one each from Budgam, Anantnag and Kupwara, officials said Tuesday.

Among others who died in Jammu include a 42-year-old man from Uttrakhand, a 57-year-old man from Mishriwale, a 59-year-old woman from Polura Top Jammu and an 86-year-old man from Udhampur.

In Valley, a 55-year-old man from Singhpora Baramulla died a week after he was admitted to SKIMS Soura, officials said. Besides him, an 85-year-old woman from Nihalpora Pattan who was diagnosed with bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia also died at the tertiary care hospital, they said.

An 86-year-old man from Awoora Anantnag died at CD hospital, eight days after he was admitted to one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley, they said.

A 60-year-old woman from Budgam, they said, died three days after she was admitted to SMHS hospital with bilateral pneumonia.

With these deaths, officials said, 1166 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir sofar—835 from the Valley and 331 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 289 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (180), Baramulla (124), Budgam (82), Pulwama (69), Anantnag (63), Kulgam (43), Kupwara (67), Bandipora(37), Shopian (32), Rajouri (31), Ganderbal (28), Doda (27), Kathua (21), Samba (20), Udhampur (18), Poonch (12), Ramban (10), Kishtwar(7) and Reasi (5).

1081 New Cases Include 61 Security Men

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported on Tuesday 1081 new cases of Covid-19, including 61 paramilitary personnel and army men, besides 50 travelers, taking the number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 74095.

While Kashmir reported 441 fresh cases of coronavirus, the remaining 640 were confirmed by officials from the Jammu division. Among the infected people, officials said included 28 CRPF men, as many soldiers from Badami Bagh cantonment, five BSF personnel besides four minors and two from the police department.

Giving the district wise details, official sources said that Srinagar reported 222 cases, Budgam 29, Baramulla 62, Pulwama 24, Anantnag 11, Bandipora 22, Kupwara 36, Ganderbal 24, Kulgam 7, Shopian 4, Jammu 313, Rajouri 61, Udhampur 49, Kathua 29, Doda 34, Samba 44, Poonch 21, Ramban 28, Reasi 15 and Kishtwar 46.

Moreover, they said, 1250 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 615 from Jammu Division and 635 from Kashmir valley.

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