Coronavirus Claims 9 More Lives In J&K, Toll 1545

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460 New Cases Take Tally Closer To 1LMark

Srinagar: At least nine people, six among them from this capital city succumbed to coronavirus infection on Monday, taking the number of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory to 1545.

Kashmir Valley reported eight more Covid-19 related deaths, while a middle-aged man succumbed to the virus in Arnia area of Jammu district, official said Monday.

In Valley, officials said six out of the eight victims were residents of Srinagar city, including a 95-year-old woman from Jawahar Nagar, a 70-year-old man from Bota Kadal, an 85-year-old woman from Lal Bazaar, a 70-year-old man from Syedpora, a 61-year-old man from Gogji Bagh and a 55-year-old man from Natipora.

The two other victims from the Valley were residents of Baramulla and Kupwara districts of north Kashmir.

With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 1545 in J&K—1025 in Valley and 520 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 381 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (270), Baramulla (149), Budgam (94), Pulwama (83), Kupwara (75), 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).

460 New Cases Take Tally Closer To 1LMark

Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday inched closer to one lakh mark as the Union Territory reported 460 new cases, including 34 travelers, a CRPF man and two minors.

Kashmir valley reported 307 fresh cases of coronavirus while the remaining 153 were confirmed by the officials from the Jammu division.

Giving district-wise details, officials said that Srinagar reported 161 cases, Baramulla 33, Budgam 18, Pulwama 5, Kupwara 18, Anantnag 17, Bandipora 13, Ganderbal 31, Kulgam 7, Shopian 4, Jammu 99, Rajouri 3, Udhampur 19, Doda 10, Kathua 7, Poonch 1, Samba 2, Kishtwar 10, Ramban 2 and Reasi 0.

Moreover, they said, 564 more Covid-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 179 from Jammu Division and 385 from Kashmir Valley.

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