Covid Toll Crosses 1500 Mark With 12 More Deaths

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Cases Cross 96K Mark As 478 More Test Positive

Srinagar: As many as twelve more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the numbers of deaths in the Union Territory due to the virus past 1500 mark.

Kashmir valley reported eight more deaths while four more people succumbed to the deadly infection in Jammu division, officials said. In Valley, six of the victims were residents of Srinagar city and one each from Anantnag and Kulgam districts of south Kashmir.

The victims from Srinagar include a 45-year-old male from Makhdoom Sahib, a 63-year-old from Shaheed Gunj, an 80-year-old woman from Lasjan, an 80-year-old man from Soura, a 50-year-old man from Rawalpora and a 72-year-old man from Mehjoor Nagar, officials said.

The victim from Anantnag was a 47-year-old woman from Khanabal area, who died at SKIMS Soura, eight days after being admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

Regarding the victims from Jammu, officials said one each belonged to the winter capital of J&K, Rajouri, Doda and Ramban.

With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 1505 in J&K—1001 in Valley and 504 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 366 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (260), Baramulla (146), Budgam (94), Pulwama (83), Kupwara (73), Anantnag (75), Rajouri (48), Kulgam (48), Bandipora(47), Doda (47), Shopian (35), Ganderbal (34), Udhampur (32), Kathua (31), Samba (25), Poonch (23), Kishtwar(15), Ramban (15), and Reasi (8).

Cases Cross 96K Mark As 478 More Test Positive

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported on Tuesday 478 new cases of novel coronavirus, including 28 travelers, taking the total number of people infected by the virus across the Union Territory past 96000.

While 283 new cases were detected on Tuesday from Kashmir valley, the remaining 195 were reported from Jammu division, officials said.

Giving the details, they said, Srinagar reported 111 cases, Budgam 32, Baramulla 66, Pulwama 14, Kupwara 6, Anantnag 11, Bandipora 16, Ganderbal 21, Kulgam 3, Shopian 3, Jammu 106, Rajouri 10, Udhampur 13, Doda 7, Kathua 11, Poonch 6, Samba 8, Kishtwar 23, Ramban 3 and Reasi 8.

Moreover, they said, 578 more Covid-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 275 from Jammu Division and 303 from Kashmir Valley.


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