Srinagar: At least five more people lost their lives to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the total number of virus related fatalities across the Union Territory to 1668.
Among the fatalities, three were reported from Kashmir and two from the Jammu region, officials said.
The victims, officials said included a 55-year-old woman from Noorbagh Baramulla besides two persons from Srinagar—a 63-year-old man from Gojwara and a 90-year-old man from Chanapora.
Regarding deaths from Jammu division, they said, one of them was a 40-year-old woman from Bakool and a 72-year-old from Karan Nagar Jammu.
With these deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1094 and 574 in the Jammu region.
Srinagar district with 415 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (294), Baramulla (161), Budgam (99), Pulwama (86), Kupwara (82), Anantnag (77), Doda (53), Bandipora (50), Kulgam (50), Rajouri (49), Udhampur (46), Ganderbal (37), Shopian (37), Kathua (36), Samba (29), Poonch (22), Ramban (18), Kishtwar(16), and Reasi (9).
6 Soldiers Among 487 New Cases
Jammu and Kashmir reported on Thursday 487 fresh cases of novel coronavirus, including six soldiers and thirteen travelers, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 108306.
While 255 new cases were detected in Kashmir valley on Thursday, in Jammu division 232 more people tested positive for coronavirus infection, officials said.
Giving district wise details of the cases, the officials said that Srinagar reported 110 cases, Baramulla 29, Budgam 27, Pulwama 15, Kupwara 19, Anantnag 5, Bandipora 7, Ganderbal 21, Kulgam 3,Shopian 19, Jammu 111, Rajouri 5, Udhampur 28, Doda 19, Kathua 25, Poonch 1, Samba 12, Kishtwar 15, Ramban 7 and Reasi 9.
Moreover, they said, 471 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 183 from Jammu Division and 288 from Kashmir. (With GNS inputs)
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