8 More Corona Deaths In J&K, Toll 1676

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Ex-BJP Minister, 6 Soldiers Among New Cases

Srinagar: Eight more died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, raising the number of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 1676.

Five more people succumbed to Covid-19 in Jammu division, while three others lost the battle with the deadly infection in Kashmir Valley, officials said Friday. Jammu and Doda districts reported two each deaths today, while another victim hailed from Udhampur.

In Valley, the three victims, included a 65-year-old man from Umarabad, a 71-year-old woman from Shangus and a 65-year-old woman from Nagam in Budgam district, and with his death the central Kashmir district became the fourth district in the J&K to record 100 or more deaths due to the pestilence

With eight more deaths on Friday, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1097 and 579 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 416 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (296), Baramulla (161), Budgam (100), Pulwama (86), Kupwara (82), Anantnag (78), Doda (55), Bandipora (50), Kulgam (50), Rajouri (49), Udhampur (47), Ganderbal (37), Shopian (37), Kathua (36), Samba (29), Poonch (22), Ramban (18), Kishtwar(16), and Reasi (9).

Ex-BJP Minister, 6 Soldiers Among New Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Friday 565 fresh cases of coronavirus, including a former BJP minister, six soldiers and three minors, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 108871.

Officials said Friday that Srinagar reported 88, Baramulla 35, Budgam 23, Pulwama 21, Kupwara 29, Anantnag 8, Bandipora 9, Ganderbal 14, Kulgam 5, Shopian 6, Jammu 142, Rajouri 19, Udhampur 49, Doda 36, Kathua 17, Poonch 1, Samba 15, Kishtwar 28, Ramban 13 and Reasi 7 new cases of Covid-19.

Moreover, they said, 596 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 200 from Jammu and 396 from Kashmir Division.  (With GNS inputs)


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