J&K Reports 5 More Corona Deaths, Toll 1526

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Srinagar: At least five more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the number of fatalities due to the deadly infection in the Union Territory to 1526.

Kashmir Valley reported three more deaths due to Covid-19, while two others succumbed to the infection in the Jammu division, officials said Friday. The three victims from the Valley were residents of Srinagar. Among them were a 65-year-old woman from Lal Bazar, 84-year-old from Natipora and 78-year-old from Naseem Bagh here.

The two victims from Jammu division included one from Kathua and another from Ramban—a 72-year-old from Banihal area of the district.

Officials said that the septuagenarian died at CD hospital Srinagar, of the exclusive facilities for the management of the Covid-19 patients, a day after he was admitted.

With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 1526 in J&K—1011 in Valley and 515 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 373 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 (33), Samba (25), Poonch (23), Ramban (18), Kishtwar(15), and Reasi (8).

14 CRPF Men, 33 Travelers Among 581 New Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Friday 581 fresh cases of novel coronavirus, including 33 travelers, 14 CRPF men and seven minors, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory 97805.

While 353 new cases of coronavirus were detected from Kashmir valley, the remaining 228 were confirmed by the officials from Jammu division.

Giving district wise details, officials said Srinagar reported 169 cases, Baramulla 58, Budgam 29, Pulwama 13, Kupwara 37, Anantnag 12, Bandipora 9, Ganderbal 20, Kulgam 2, Shopian 4, Jammu 92, Rajouri 12,Udhampur 22, Doda 11, Kathua 9, Poonch 8, Samba 10, Kishtwar 20, Ramban 23 and Reasi 21.

Moreover, officials said that 632 Covid-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 293 from Jammu Division and 339 from Kashmir Valley.

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