Coronavirus Claims 5 More Lives In J&K, Toll 1404

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Srinagar: At least five more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the number of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 1404.

Kashmir valley reported four more deaths due to Covid-19 while one death due to virus was reported from the Jammu division, officials said.

Among the victims from Valley included a 48-year-old woman from Sopore, who died at SKIMS Soura, three days after she was admitted there. Besides her, officials said a 63-year-old man from HMT Srinagar and a 40-year-old man from Manasbal died at the tertiary care hospital, 15 days after he was admitted there.

Also, officials said an 85-year-old woman from Ram Bagh here died at SMHS hospital, two days after she was admitted there.

With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 940 in Valley and 464 in Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 337 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (240), Baramulla (137), Budgam (90), Pulwama (79), Kupwara (71), Anantnag (71), Kulgam (46), Bandipora(42), Rajouri (45), Doda (42), Shopian (35), Ganderbal (31), Kathua (30), Udhampur (27), Samba (25), Poonch (22), Kishtwar(14), Ramban (12), and Reasi (7).

624 New Cases Include 21 Travelers

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Wednesday 624 new cases of coronavirus, including twenty-one travelers, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory 89582.

While 396 new cases were detected in Kashmir valley, the remaining 228 came out positive for Covid-19 in Jammu division, officials said.

Giving district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 176, Budgam 29, Baramulla 63, Pulwama 14, Kupwara 37, Anantnag 21, Bandipora 15, Ganderbal 18, Kulgam 16, Shopian 7, Jammu 112, Rajouri 14,Udhampur 14, Doda 15, Kathua 6, Poonch 9, Samba 12, Kishtwar 38, Ramban 8 and Reasi 0.

Moreover, they said, 655 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 367 from Jammu Division and 288 from Kashmir Valley.

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