J&K Witnesses 7 More Corona Deaths, Toll 1567

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626 New Cases Include 34 Travelers

Srinagar: At least seven more people succumbed to coronavirus infection in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the total number of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 1567.

Three more people lost their battle with the deadly infection in Kashmir valley, while four others succumbed to Covid-19 in Jammu division, officials said Friday. Among the three victims from Valley, officials said two were residents of Srinagar and one Shopian.

One among the victims from Srinagar was a 70-year-old man from Eidgah Srinagar who died at SKIMS Soura, they said.

Three of those who succumbed to the virus in Jammu division included one resident each from Jammu, Udhampur and Doda districts respectively.

With these deaths, the fatality count in J&K has reached 1567.

Srinagar district with 389 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (276), Baramulla (155), Budgam (95), Pulwama (84), Kupwara (77), Anantnag (75), Rajouri (48), Kulgam (48), Bandipora(48), Doda (50), Shopian (36), Ganderbal (36), Udhampur (35), Kathua (33), Samba (25), Poonch (23), Ramban (18), Kishtwar(16), and Reasi (8).

626 New Cases Include 34 Travelers

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Friday 626 new cases of coronavirus, including 34 travelers, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in Union Territory to 101594.

While 429 more people from the Valley were tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, the remaining 197 were confirmed infected by the officials in Jammu division.

Giving the district wise details, officials said that Srinagar reported 157 cases, Baramulla 158, Budgam 20, Pulwama 10, Kupwara 23, Anantnag 13, Bandipora 12, Ganderbal 27, Kulgam 4, Shopian 4, Jammu 95, Rajouri 10, Udhampur 18, Doda 10, Kathua 11, Poonch 7, Samba 7, Kishtwar 20, Ramban 12 and Reasi 7.

Moreover, they said, 551 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 187 from Jammu Division and 364 from Kashmir Valley.

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