J&K Sees 8 More Coronavirus Deaths, Toll 1343

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40 Travelers Among 677 More Test Positive

Srinagar: At least eight more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the number of Covid-19 fatalities across the Union Territory to 1343.

Kashmir valley reported five more deaths due to Covid-19 while three others were confirmed by officials from the Jammu division.

Among the five victims in Valley, officials said two were residents of Srinagar and included a 72-year-old man from Bemina, who died two days after being admitted to CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley.

Also, a 77-year-old man from Natipora Srinagar died at SMHS hospital in wee hours today, two weeks after he was admitted with bilateral community acquired pneumonia, they said.

Regarding other victims, they said two each belonged to Baramulla and Jammu and one each to Budgam and Rajouri.

With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 906 in Valley and 437 in Jammu.

Srinagar district with 321 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (227), Baramulla (132), Budgam (90), Pulwama (75), Kupwara (71), Anantnag (70), Kulgam (43), Bandipora(42), Rajouri (44), Doda (40), Shopian (32), Ganderbal (30), Kathua (29), Samba (24), Udhampur (23), Poonch (22), Ramban (11), Kishtwar(11) and Reasi (6).

40 Travelers Among 677 More Test Positive

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported on Tuesday 677 new cases of coronavirus, including forty travelers, taking the number of people infected by virus in the Union Territory to 84708.

Among the new cases, 313 were reported from Jammu division and 364 from Kashmir Valley, officials said.

Giving the district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 145 cases, Budgam 35, Baramulla 53, Pulwama 43, Kupwara 18, Anantnag 14, Bandipora 24, Ganderbal 22, Kulgam 9, Shopian 1, Jammu 121, Rajouri 41, Udhampur 16, Doda 23, Kathua 7, Poonch 12, Samba 21, Kishtwar 40, Ramban 9 and Reasi 23.

Moreover, they said, 796 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals–398 from Jammu Division and 398 from Kashmir Valley.

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