6 More Corona Deaths In J&K, 369 New Cases


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Srinagar: Six more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday while 369 fresh cases of Covid-19, including eight soldiers and as many travelers were detected in the Union Territory in the last 24 hours.

In Kashmir Valley, three more people lost the battle with the deadly disease while three others died of Covid-19 in Jammu division, taking the number of virus related deaths in J&K to 1767, officials said.

Among the three victims from Valley, the officials said, included a 70-year-old woman from Kupwara, a 60-year-old man from Bandipora and a 61-year-old woman from Safa Kadal Srinagar.

Regarding Jammu region, they said, one death each was reported from Kathua, Samba and Reasi districts.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1136 and 631 in the Jammu region. Srinagar district with 428 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (318), Baramulla (165), Budgam (104), Pulwama (86), Kupwara (87), Anantnag (81), Doda (58), Bandipora (56), Kulgam (52), Udhampur (52), Rajouri (50), Kathua (44), Ganderbal (40), Shopian (37), Samba (34), Poonch (22), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(20), and Reasi (11).

Meanwhile, 369 more people, including eight soldiers and as many travelers were among 369 people, who tested Covid-19 positive in J&K in the last 24 hours, officials said.

While the Kashmir division reported 179 new cases of coronavirus, the remaining 190 were confirmed by officials from the Jammu division.

Giving district-wise details, officials said, Srinagar reported 86 cases, Baramulla 19, Budgam 19, Kupwara 12, Pulwama 13, Anantnag 8, Bandipora 4, Ganderbal 10, Kulgam 4, Shopian 4, Jammu 89, Udhampur 27, Rajouri 12, Doda 12, Kathua 24, Kishtwar 5, Samba 8, Poonch 1, Ramban 7 and Reasi 5.

Moreover, they said, 342 more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 156 from Jammu Division and 186 from the Valley. (With GNS inputs)

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