J&K Sees 18 More Coronavirus Deaths, Toll 1184

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28 Soldiers Among 975 New Cases

Srinagar: As many as eighteen more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, raising the number of fatalities due to the deadly infection in the Union Territory to 1184.

While Jammu reported twelve more Covid-19 deaths, the infection consumed six more lives in Kashmir Valley, officials said.

Among others who died in Jammu include a 79-year-old man from Poonch, a 65-year-old man from Nagrota, a 24-year-old from UP, at present Rajeev Nagar Jammu, a 30-year-old man from Sawan Chak Kathua, a 60-year-old from Deha Basti and an 82-year-old Talab Tillo, a 45-year-old man from Rajouri besides a 60-year-old man from Kishtwar who succumbed at SKIMS Soura, 11 days after admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

“He was diagnosed with bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia, and died due to cardiopulmonary arrest,” a doctor at SKIMS said.

Among the six deaths from the valley included a 60-year-old man from Gulab Bagh, who died six days after admission to SKIMS Soura, a 57-year-old man from Hajin Bandipora, a 64-year-old woman from Ahmed Nagar and a 65-year-old from Rainawari here.

With these deaths, officials said, 1183 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—841 from the Valley and 342 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 292 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (184), Baramulla (124), Budgam (82), Pulwama (69), Kupwara (67), Anantnag (65), Kulgam (43), Bandipora(37), Shopian (32), Rajouri (32), Ganderbal (28), Doda (27), Kathua (21), Samba (20), Udhampur (18), Poonch (12), Ramban (10), Kishtwar(7) and Reasi (5).

28 Soldiers Among 975 New Cases

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported on Wednesday 975 new cases of coronavirus, including forty-two travelers and 28 soldiers, taking the number of people infected by the virus in Union Territory to 75070.

In Jammu division, 568 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported on Wednesday, while the remaining 407 were confirmed by the officials in the Kashmir valley.

Giving district-wise details, officials said, Srinagar reported 173, Budgam 48, Baramulla 53, Pulwama 33, Anantnag 16, Bandipora 15, Kupwara 38, Ganderbal 23, Kulgam 6, Shopian 2, Jammu 353, Rajouri 27, Udhampur 41, Kathua 12, Doda 18, Samba 24, Poonch 27, Ramban 12, Reasi 19 and Kishtwar 35.

A number of these cases were confirmed at diagnostic laboratory of CD hospital including 28 from army’s BB Cantt Srinagar, three minors and two from police department.

Moreover, they said, 1355 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals 790 from Jammu Division and 565 from Kashmir Valley.

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