J&K Witnesses 10 More Covid-19 Deaths

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Srinagar: Coronavirus claimed the lives of ten more people in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, raising the fatality count since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 1812.

In Jammu division, six more people succumbed to coronavirus while four others died of the virus in Kashmir Valley, officials said. Three among the four victims were residents of Srinagar city, including a 57-year-old man from Shalteng, a 60-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman from Khanyar. The fourth victim was an 80-year-old man from Munad Gufan in Kulgam district, officials said.

Among those who succumbed to the virus in Jammu region included one from the J&K’s winter capital—a 89-year-old from Talab Tillo and one from Udhampur besides two each from Doda and Kathua districts respectively, they said.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in J&K reached 1812—1156 in the Valley and 656 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 436 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (333), Baramulla (169), Budgam (105), Pulwama (88), Kupwara (88), Anantnag (82), Doda (60), Bandipora (57), Udhampur (54), Kulgam (53), Rajouri (53), Kathua (47), Ganderbal (41), Shopian (37), Samba (34), Poonch (22), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(21), and Reasi (11).

Meanwhile, 346 fresh cases of coronavirus, including eight security personnel, five travelers and two minors were detected across the Union Territory on Tuesday thus taking the total number of people infected by the virus to 116600.

While 146 new cases were detected in Kashmir valley, 200 others were confirmed by officials from Jammu division, officials said.

Among the cases, they said that Srinagar reported 75 cases, Baramulla 8, Budgam 16, Kupwara 15, Pulwama 12, Anantnag 4, Bandipora 7, Ganderbal 6, Kulgam 2, Shopian 1, Jammu 117, Udhampur 12,Rajouri 22, Doda 7, Kathua 15, Kishtwar 11, Samba 9, Poonch 2, Ramban 2 and Reasi 3. (With GNS inputs) 

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