12 More Die Of Covid in J&K, 544 Fresh Cases Detected

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Srinagar: At least twelve more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the toll due to virus related deaths in the Union Territory to 1730.

In Kashmir Valley, four more people died of Covid-19 at different hospitals, while in Jammu the deadly infection claimed eight more lives, officials said Friday. Among the victims from the Valley included a 70-year-old woman from Lal Bazar , an 84-year-old man from Sonwar, a 60-year-old man from Beerwah and an 80-year-old man from Chogul Handwara in Kupwara district.

Among others, the officials said, victims from Jammu included an 80-year-old and a 75-year-old man from Talab Tiloo.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1119 and 611 in the Jammu region. Srinagar district with 425 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (312), Baramulla (163), Budgam (102), Pulwama (86), Kupwara (85), Anantnag (79), Doda (57), Bandipora (52), Kulgam (51), Udhampur (51), Rajouri (50), Ganderbal (39), Shopian (37), Kathua (39), Samba (32), Poonch (22), Ramban (20), Kishtwar(19), and Reasi (9). (With GNS inputs)

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported on Friday 544 fresh cases of coronavirus, including five minors thus taking the total number of people infected by the virus across the Union Territory to 112256.

While Kashmir Valley reported 256 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, the remaining 288 were detected from Jammu division, officials said. Giving district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 118, Baramulla 29, Budgam 37, Pulwama 15, Kupwara 10, Anantnag 12, Bandipora 11, Ganderbal 16, Kulgam 2, Shopian 6, Jammu 109, Rajouri 24, Udhampur 51, Doda 15, Kathua 13, Poonch 3, Samba 23, Kishtwar 27, Ramban 20 and Reasi 3.

Moreover, they said, 647 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 380 from Jammu Division and 267 from Kashmir.

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