Corona Claims 10 More Lives, 431 New Cases in J&K

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Srinagar: At least ten more people succumbed to coronavirus infection in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the number of virus related fatalities across the Union Territory to 1651.

In Kashmir Valley, six more people lost their lives to Covid-19, while in Jammu division four more people succumbed to the deadly infection, officials said Monday. Among the victims from the Valley, officials said, included a 70-year-old woman from Uri, a 64-year-old from Shopian and a 60-year-old man from Kulgam besides three from Srinagar—a 69-year-old man from Zaina Kadal, a 60-year-old from Shuhama and a 79-year-old from Tengpora here.

The victims from Jammu division include one resident each from the winter capital of the J&K, Udhampur, Doda and Samba, they said.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1085 and 566 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 408 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (292), Baramulla (160), Budgam (99), Pulwama (86), Kupwara (81), Anantnag (77), Doda (53), Bandipora(50), Kulgam (50), Rajouri (49), Udhampur (43), Ganderbal (37), Shopian (37), Kathua (35), Samba (27), Poonch (22), Ramban (18), Kishtwar(16), and Reasi (9).

8 Security Men Among 431 New Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Tuesday 431 fresh cases of novel coronavirus, including eight security men, two minors and sixteen travelers, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 107330.

While 253 new cases were detected from Jammu division, the remaining 178 were confirmed by officials from the Kashmir valley, officials said.

Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 84, Baramulla 18, Budgam 16, Pulwama 19, Kupwara 14, Anantnag 2, Bandipora 7, Ganderbal 12, Kulgam 3, Shopian 3, Jammu 122, Rajouri 3, Udhampur 37, Doda 14, Kathua 9, Poonch 11, Samba 17, Kishtwar 16, Ramban 18 and Reasi 6.

Among the new cases included four soldiers from BB Cantt, three from BSF and one from CRPF besides two minors.

Moreover, officials said, 495 more patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals 220 from Jammu Division and 275 from Kashmir Valley.

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