Srinagar: Nine more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the number of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 1493.
According to the officials, Kashmir valley witnesses six more Covid-19 deaths, while three fatalities were reported from Jammu division. Among the six victims from the Valley, two were residents of Srinagar while one each was from Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal and Kulgam districts.
Officials said that the Ganderbal resident was 70-year-old man from Kangan and died at SKIMS Soura, 11 days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.
The victim from Baramulla, they said, was a woman from Sopore area who died at the hospital, 12 days after she was admitted.
One among other victims from Valley was a 63-year-old man from Shaheed Gunj and died at CD Hospital, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley.
Regarding deaths from Jammu, they said, one each victim belonged to the J&K’s winter capital, Ramban and Kishtwar.
With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 1493 in J&K—993 in Valley and 500 in the Jammu region.
Srinagar district with 360 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (259), Baramulla (146), Budgam (94), Pulwama (83), Kupwara (73), Anantnag (74), Rajouri (47), Kulgam (46), Bandipora(47), Doda (46), Shopian (35), Ganderbal (34), Udhampur (32), Kathua (31), Samba (25), Poonch (23), Kishtwar(15), Ramban (14), and Reasi (8).
385 New Cases Include Doctor, 13 Travelers
Jammu and Kashmir reported 385 new Covid-19 cases including a doctor and a minor besides 13 travelers on Monday, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 95710.
Among the fresh cases, officials said 251 were reported from Kashmir Valley while the remaining 134 from Jammu division.
Giving the details, officials said, Srinagar reported 71 cases, Budgam 16, Baramulla 69, Pulwama 15, Kupwara 32, Anantnag 8, Bandipora 12, Ganderbal 14, Kulgam 2, Shopian 12, Jammu 108, Rajouri 3, Udhampur 2, Doda 2, Kathua 4, Poonch 3, Samba 3, Kishtwar 2, Ramban 7 and Reasi 0.
Moreover, they said, 623 patients recovered including 245 from Jammu region and 378 from the Valley.
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