9 More Coronavirus Deaths In J&K, Toll 1293

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2 Doctors, 21 Security Men Among 696 New Cases

Srinagar: Nine more people, including a youth succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the number of fatalities due to the deadly virus across the Union Territory to 1293.

Among others, the victims include a 40-year-old from Mendhar Poonch, a 50-year-old man from Galote Udhampur, a 65-year-old from R S Pora, a 90-year-old from Talab Tillo Jammu and a 30-year-old from Trikuta Nagar.

With these deaths, officials said, 1293 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—884 from the Valley and 409 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 310 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (212), Baramulla (126), Budgam (89), Pulwama (73), Kupwara (71), Anantnag (69), Kulgam (43), Bandipora(41), Rajouri (39), Doda (38), Shopian (32), Ganderbal (30), Kathua (28), Samba (24), Udhampur (22), Poonch (18), Ramban (11), Kishtwar(11) and Reasi (6).

2 Doctors, 21 Security Men Among 696 New Cases

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported 696 fresh cases of coronavirus on Thursday, including 38 travelers, 21 security forces personnel besides two doctors, taking the number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 81793.

While Jammu division reported 276 new cases of Covid-19, the remaining 420 were detected from Kashmir valley, officials said.

Giving district wise breakup of the cases, they said Srinagar reported 186, Budgam 52, Baramulla 71,Pulwama 22, Kupwara 15, Anantnag 21, Bandipora 18, Ganderbal 24, Kulgam 7, Shopian 4, Jammu 89, Rajouri 34, Udhampur 17, Doda 10, Kathua 43, Poonch 47, Samba 11, Ramban 8, Kishtwar 15 and Reasi 2.

A number of these cases were confirmed at CD and SKIMS diagnostic labouratories including 21 security forces personnel, five minors and two doctors.

Meanwhile, officials said that 1336 more Covid-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals— 961 from Jammu Division and 375 from Kashmir Valley.

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