8 More Covid-19 Deaths In J&K, 366 New Cases


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Srinagar: At least eight more people died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday while 366 fresh cases of Covid-19, including seven BSF personnel were detected across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours, officials said.

Among the victims, five were residents of Kashmir Valley and three others from Jammu division, taking the total number of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic in J&K to 1775, they said. In Valley, the five victims included a 75-year-old man from Awantipora, a 70-year-old man from Budgam, a 75-year-old man from Anantnag, a 70-year old man from Zakura , and an 80-year-old woman from Hawal here.

Regarding the deaths from Jammu, officials said, two were reported from the winter capital of the J&K and one from Udhampur district.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1141 and 634 in the Jammu region. Srinagar district with 430 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (320), Baramulla (165), Budgam (105), Pulwama (87), Kupwara (87), Anantnag (82), Doda (58), Bandipora (56), Udhampur (53), Kulgam (52), Rajouri (50), Kathua (44), Ganderbal (40), Shopian (37), Samba (34), Poonch (22), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(20), and Reasi (11).

Meanwhile, the Union Territory reported 366 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, including seven BSF men, taking the total number of infected people across J&K to 114773

Giving district wise details, the officials said, Srinagar reported 63 cases, Baramulla 29, Budgam 28, Kupwara 20, Pulwama 19, Anantnag 11, Bandipora 11, Ganderbal 8, Kulgam 5, Shopian 2, Jammu 99, Udhampur 12, Rajouri 15, Doda 10, Kathua 6, Kishtwar 9, Samba 7, Poonch 1, Ramban 6 and Reasi 5.

Moreover, 526 more patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 331 from Jammu Division and 195 from Kashmir Division (With GNS inputs)

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