7 More Corona Deaths In J&K, 291 New Cases


Srinagar: At least seven more people, including a 92-year-old man succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, while the Union Territory reported 291 fresh cases of Covid-19, including 19 travellers and 2 minors during the last 24 hours.

In Jammu division, officials said, four more people lost battle with the deadly disease while in Kashmir three people died of the virus, taking the total number of virus related fatalities across Union Territory to 1860.

Among the victims from Valley, officials said, included an 80-year-old woman from Anantnag, an 85-year-old man from Srinagar and a 70-year-old man from Budgam. In Jammu, the victims included a 55-year-old man from Satwari, a 73-year-old man from Janipur, a 92-year-old man from Gole Gujral and a 65-year-old man from Samba.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in J&K reached 1860—1174 in the Valley and 686 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 444 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (350), Baramulla (170), Budgam (107), Kupwara (90), Pulwama (88), Anantnag (83), Doda (61), Bandipora (59), Udhampur (57), Kulgam (53), Rajouri (54), Kathua (48), Ganderbal (43), Shopian (37), Samba (38), Poonch (22), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(21), and Reasi (14).

Meanwhile, 291 more people, including two minors and 19 travellers tested positive for coronavirus in J&K during the last 24 hours, officials said.

Giving a district wise break up, the officials said, Srinagar reported 66, Baramulla 7, Budgam 22, Kupwara 12, Pulwama 18, Anantnag 3, Bandipora 3, Ganderbal 4, Kulgam 4, Shopian 8, Jammu 94, Udhampur 9, Rajouri 8, Doda 3, Kathua 8, Kishtwar 3, Samba 8, Poonch 1, Ramban 6 and Reasi 4 new cases of Covid-19.

Moreover, the officials said that 299 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 160 from Jammu Division and 139 from Kashmir. (With GNS inputs) 

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