Corona Crosses 1800 Mark in J&K With 3 More Deaths


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Srinagar: The death toll due to coronavirus crossed 1800-mark in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday as three more people lost the battle with the deadly infection, while 246 fresh cases of Covid-19 were detected in the Union Territory in the last 24 hours.

Among the three victims claimed by the virus in J&K, two were residents of Jammu region and one from Kashmir Valley—a 70-year-old from Guzarbal in Ganderbal district, officials said.

Both the victims from Jammu division belonged to the J&K’s winter capital and one of them was from Burt Mandir Paryal, they said.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in J&K reached 1801—1152 in the Valley and 650 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 433 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (332), Baramulla (169), Budgam (105), Pulwama (88), Kupwara (88), Anantnag (82), Doda (58), Bandipora (57), Udhampur (53), Kulgam (52), Rajouri (53), Kathua (45), Ganderbal (41), Shopian (37), Samba (34), Poonch (22), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(21), and Reasi (11).

Meanwhile, 246 more people tested positive for coronavirus in J&K ON Monday, taking the total number of people infected by the virus to 116254.

Among the new cases, officials said that Srinagar reported 58 cases, Baramulla 9, Budgam 16, Kupwara 5, Pulwama 6, Anantnag 8, Bandipora 11, Ganderbal 6, Kulgam 1, Jammu 87, Udhampur 7, Rajouri 3, Kathua 4, Kishtwar 7, Samba 4, , Ramban 9 and Reasi 5.  (With GNS inputs)

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