3 More Die of Covid-19, 232 New Cases In J&K


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Srinagar: At least three more people died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, even as 232 new cases, including 5 Soldiers and a policeman were detected in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours, taking the number of people infected by the virus to 118495.

Two more people succumbed to the deadly disease in Kashmir Valley and one in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The victims include a 70-year-old man from Khalmulla Ganderbal and a 70-year-old woman from Natipora Srinagar besides one from Jammu district.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in J&K reached 1844—1168 in the Valley and 676 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 443 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (344), Baramulla (170), Budgam (106), Pulwama (88), Kupwara (88), Anantnag (82), Doda (60), Bandipora (58), Udhampur (52), Kulgam (53), Rajouri (54), Kathua (48), Ganderbal (43), Shopian (37), Samba (36), Poonch (22), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(21), and Reasi (13).

Meanwhile, 35 travelers, five soldiers and a cop were among 232 more people, who tested positive for coronavirus in J&K during the last 24 hours, taking the overall count to 118495.

In Jammu, 129 more people tested Covid-19 positive while the remaining 103 were confirmed virus infected by the officials here.

Giving district wise break-up, officials said, Srinagar reported 36, Baramulla 9, Budgam 10, Kupwara 15, Pulwama 18, Anantnag 4, Ganderbal 5, Kulgam 2, Shopian 4, Jammu 97, Udhampur 8,Rajouri 2, Doda 2, Kathua 9, Samba 2, Poonch 3 and Reasi 6 new cases.

Moreover, they said, 458 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 192 from Jammu Division and 266 from Kashmir Valley. (With GNS inputs)

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