6 More Coronavirus Deaths In J&K, Toll 1521

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31 Security Men Among 524 More Test Positive

Srinagar: Coronavirus claimed six more lives in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the death toll since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 1521, officials said.

Kashmir valley reported four more Covid-19 deaths, while two more people also succumbed to the infection in the winter capital, they said. In Valley, three of the victims were residents of Srinagar, while another one was from Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

Among others, the victims from Srinagar include an 80-year-old man from Lal Bazar, who died at SKIMS Soura, three days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, they said.

Also, they said, a 60-year-old woman from Ganderbal died at SKIMS, a week after she was admitted to the hospital.

The two deaths reported from Jammu include one each from the J&K’s winter capital and Ramban.

With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 1520 in J&K—1008 in Valley and 512 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 370 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (265), Baramulla (147), Budgam (94), Pulwama (83), Kupwara (73), Anantnag (76), Rajouri (48), Kulgam (48), Bandipora(47), Doda (48), Shopian (35), Ganderbal (35), Udhampur (32), Kathua (32), Samba (25), Poonch (23), Kishtwar(15), Ramban (17), and Reasi (8).

31 Security Men Among 524 More Test Positive

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported on Thursday 524 fresh cases of Covid-19, including six CRPF men, as many BSF personnel besides 19 army soldiers and two minors.

Among them, 185 cases were confirmed from Jammu and 339 from Kashmir Valley, officials said.

Giving district-wise cases, they said Srinagar reported 155, Budgam 38, Baramulla 54, Pulwama 8, Kupwara 26, Annatnag 6, Bandipora 9, Ganderbal 23, Kulgam 5, Shopian 14, Jammu 99, Rajouri 9, Udhampur 9, Doda 10, Kathua 10, Poonch 5, Samba 4, Kishtwar 19, Ramban 11 and Reasi 9.

Moreover, they said, 651 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 174 from Jammu Division and 477 from Kashmir Valley.

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