10 More Covid-19 Deaths In J&K, Toll 1428

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6 Minors, 3 Doctors Among 586 New Cases

Srinagar: Ten more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the number of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 1428.

According to the officials, Kashmir valley witnessed six more Covid-19 deaths, while four more people died of the virus in Jammu division. Among the six victims from the Valley, three were residents of Srinagar, two from Anantnag and one from Baramulla district

Among others, the officials said victims include a 60-year-old man from Old town Baramulla who died at SKIMS Soura; a 75-year-old from Noorbagh Srinagar who also died at the tertiary care hospital, sixteen days after he was admitted there; a 70-year-old man from HMT Narabal, who passed away at SMHS hospital where he was admitted with bilateral community acquired pneumonia on October 14 and a 54-year-old man from Maisuma Srinagar who passed away nearly a week after being admitted to CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients.

Regarding the victims from Jammu, they said, three belonged to the winter capital of the J&K and one to the Udhampur district.

Among others, the victims include a 60-year-old woman who has tested positive for the virus on Rapid Antigen Test and an 85-year-old man from Julaka Mohalla Jammu.

With these deaths, Kashmir’s fatality count has reached 955 and that of Jammu to 473.

6 Minors, 3 Doctors Among 586 New Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Friday 586 fresh cases of coronavirus, including six minors and three doctors, taking the total number of people infected across the Union territory to 90752.

While Kashmir valley detected 380 new cases of Covid-19, the remaining 206 were confirmed positive for coronavirus from Jammu division, officials said.

Giving district wise breakup of the cases, they said, Srinagar reported 154, Budgam 41, Baramulla 40, Pulwama20, Kupwara 30, Anantnag 49, Bandipora 12, Ganderbal 22, Kulgam 11, Shopian one, Jammu 121, Rajouri 10, Udhampur 12, Doda 14, Kathua 8, Poonch 9, Samba 7, Kishtwar 12, Ramban 8 and Reasi 5.

A number of these cases were confirmed at SKIMS and CD hospital diagnostic laboratories and included eight security forces personnel.

Moreover, officials said, 684 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 348 from Jammu Division and 336 from Kashmir.

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