9 More Corona Deaths In J&K, 370 New Cases

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 People wait for a COVID-19 test in Srinagar on Monday | KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- At least nine more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the number of Covid-19 related fatalities across the Union Territory to 1694.

In Jammu division, six more people lost their battle with the deadly infection while in Kashmir Valley, three others died of Covid-19, officials said. Two among the deaths from Jammu region were reported from the winter capital of J&K, taking its count to 300 while Kishtwar reported two fatalities besides one each from Kathua and Samba.

The victims from Valley included a 70-year-old man from Khanda Budgam, a 65-year-old man from Arampora Bandipora and a 58-year-old man from Checkiwangund Kulgam.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1104 and 590 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 416 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (300), Baramulla (163), Budgam (101), Pulwama (86), Kupwara (83), Anantnag (78), Doda (56), Bandipora (51), Kulgam (51), Rajouri (49), Udhampur (49), Ganderbal (38), Shopian (37), Kathua (37), Samba (30), Poonch (22), Ramban (18), Kishtwar(18), and Reasi (9).

19 Soldiers Among 370 New Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Monday 370 new cases of coronavirus, including 19 soldiers, two minors and twenty-five travelers, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 110224.

While Kashmir Valley reported 189 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Monday, the remaining 181 were detected from Jammu division, officials said.

Giving district wise details, they said Srinagar reported 84, Baramulla 18, Budgam 19, Pulwama 22, Kupwara 6, Anantnag 7, Bandipora 8, Ganderbal 23, Kulgam 2, Shopian 0, Jammu 81, Rajouri 17, Udhampur 26, Doda 5, Kathua 15, Poonch 1, Samba 15, Kishtwar 16, Ramban 5 and Reasi 0.

A number of these cases including 13 from army’s BB Cantt Srinagar, six security personnel and two minors were confirmed at SKIMS and CD hospitals diagnostic laboratories.

Moreover, officials said, 483 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals 202 from Jammu Division and 281 from Kashmir Valley.

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