J&K Records 12 More Corona Deaths, 501 New Cases


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Srinagar: Coronavirus claimed lives of twelve more people in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the fatality count since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 1742.

In Kashmir, six more people lost the battle with the deadly infection, while six others succumbed to the virus in Jammu division, officials said Saturday. Among the six victims from the Valley, three were residents of north Kashmir’s Bandipora, including an 85-year-old man from Arin, an 80-year-old man from Hajin and a 75-year-old man from Argam. Three more victims included a 75-year-old woman from Nayi Sadak Srinagar, a 61-year-old man from Anantnag and an 80-year-old woman from Charar-e-Sharief Budgam.

Those who died in Jammu included an 84-year-old from Talab Tillo, a 59-year-old man from Kanhal Bishna, a 53-year-old woman from Dollian Samba and an 80-year-old man, a 74-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman from Kathua.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1125 and 616 in the Jammu region. Srinagar district with 426 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (314), Baramulla (163), Budgam (103), Pulwama (86), Kupwara (85), Anantnag (80), Doda (57), Bandipora (55), Kulgam (51), Udhampur (51), Rajouri (50), Kathua (42), Ganderbal (39), Shopian (37), Samba (33), Poonch (22), Ramban (20), Kishtwar(19), and Reasi (9).

501 More Test Covid-19 Positive

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Saturday 501 fresh cases of novel coronavirus, including thirty-one travelers thus taking the total number of infected people across the Union Territory to 112757.

While in Kashmir division 234 more people tested positive for coronavirus, in Jammu division 267 new cases of Covid-19 were detected on Saturday, officials said.

Giving district-wise break-up of the cases, officials said Srinagar reported 92, Baramulla 12, Budgam 40, Pulwama 22,Kupwara 18, Anantnag 12, Bandipora 13, Ganderbal 11, Kulgam 4, Shopian 10, Jammu 147, Rajouri 6,Udhampur 34, Doda 16, Kathua 10, Poonch 2, Samba 10, Kishtwar 18, Ramban 12 and Reasi 12 new cases.

“Moreover, 469 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 243 from Jammu Division and 226 from Kashmir Division,” officials added.

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