Corona Claims 11 More Lives In J&K, Toll 1467 

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Srinagar: At least eleven more people died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the number of fatalities in the Union Territory due to the pandemic to 1467.

According to officials, seven more people succumbed to Covid-19 in Kashmir valley, while four more died of the virus in Jammu division.

The victims from the valley included two women from Chattergam and Lal Bazar here, besides five men hailing from Budgam, Baramulla and Srinagar districts. Three among the victims from Srinagar were residents of Shalimar, Chanpora and Bemina

The victims from Jammu region include a 44-year-old man from Bakshinagar Jammu and two persons from Udhampur besides one from Rajouri.

With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 975 in Valley and 492 in Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 352 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (252), Baramulla (144), Budgam (94), Pulwama (80), Kupwara (72), Anantnag (74), Kulgam (46), Bandipora(46), Rajouri (47), Doda (45), Shopian (35), Ganderbal (32), Udhampur (32), Kathua (31), Samba (25), Poonch (23), Kishtwar(14), Ramban (13), and Reasi (8).

9 Security Men, 6 Minors Among 551 New Cases

At least nine security men and six minors were among 551 new cases of coronavirus detected in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the total number of people infected across the Union Territory to 93764

Officials said that Srinagar reported 127 cases, Budgam 22, Baramulla 85, Pulwama 19, Kupwara 44, Anantnag 10, Bandipora 11, Ganderbal 21, Kulgam 13, Shopian 2, Jammu 109, Rajouri 3, Udhampur 21, Doda 12, Kathua 15, Poonch 8, Samba 7, Kishtwar 6, Ramban 8 and Reasi 8.

Moreover, officials said, 588 more Covid-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—264 from Jammu Division and 324 from Kashmir Valley.  (With GNS inputs) 

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