J&K Reports 10 More Corona Deaths, Toll 1718


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Srinagar: At least ten more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the number of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 1718.

In Kashmir Valley, five more people, including four from the capital city of Srinagar, lost their battle with the deadly infection on Thursday, while five other died of Covid-19 in Jammu division, officials said.

Among the five victims in the Valley included a 52-year-old man from Rambagh , a 75-year-old from Khanyar, a 68-year-old man from Baghat, a 64-year-old man from Buchpora and a 55-year-old woman from Aragam in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Among others the victims from Jammu included a 65-year-old man from Parda Akhnoor, a 75-year-old man from Nanak Nagar and a 50-year-old man from Sarwal.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1115 and 603 in the Jammu region. Srinagar district with 423 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (307), Baramulla (163), Budgam (101), Pulwama (86), Kupwara (84), Anantnag (79), Doda (56), Bandipora (52), Kulgam (51), Udhampur (51), Rajouri (50), Ganderbal (39), Shopian (37), Kathua (39), Samba (32), Poonch (22), Ramban (18), Kishtwar(18), and Reasi (9).

13 Security Men Among 582 New Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Thursday 582 fresh cases of novel coronavirus, including thirteen security personnel thus taking the total number of people infected by virus in the Union Territory to 111712.

Official sources said Thursday that Srinagar reported 126 cases, Baramulla 24, Budgam 46, Pulwama 17, Kupwara 10, Anantnag 8, Bandipora 12, Ganderbal 14, Kulgam 6, Shopian 9, Jammu 142, Rajouri 22, Udhampur 50, Doda 22, Kathua 10, Poonch 2, Samba 17, Kishtwar 7, Ramban 15 and Reasi 23.

Moreover, they said, 419 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 242 from Jammu Division and 177 from Kashmir Division.

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