J&K Reports 249 New Cases, 6 Deaths

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Srinagar: At least six more people died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while 249 more people tested positive for Covid-19, including 2 minors and 11 travellers during the last 24 hours.

In Jammu region, four people lost the battle with the deadly infection while two people died of virus in Kashmir Valley, officials said. Among the victims, officials said, included a 78-year-old man from Fateh Kadal here and a 70-year-old man from Plan area of Bandipora.

The four victims from the winter capital included a 78-year-old man from Digiana and a 60-year-old man from Rehari Colony while two others were a 60-year-old man from Doda and a 65-year-old woman from Poonch.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in J&K reached 1867—1177 in the Valley and 690 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 445 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (352), Baramulla (170), Budgam (107), Kupwara (90), Pulwama (88), Anantnag (83), Doda (62), Bandipora (60), Udhampur (57), Kulgam (53), Rajouri (54), Kathua (48), Ganderbal (43), Shopian (37), Samba (38), Poonch (23), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(21), and Reasi (14).

Meanwhile, 2 minors and 11 travellers were among 249 new cases detected across the Union Territory on Saturday.

Among them, officials said, 126 are from Jammu division and 123 from Kashmir Valley thus taking the total number of people infected by the virus to 119877.

Giving a district wise break-up, the officials said Srinagar reported 49, Baramulla 8, Budgam 15, Kupwara 10, Pulwama 9, Anantnag 8, Bandipora 2, Ganderbal 8, Kulgam 4, Shopian 10, Jammu 96, Udhampur 2, Rajouri 7, Doda 5, Kathua 4, Kishtwar 4, , Poonch 1, Ramban 7 and Reasi 4 new cases of coronavirus.

Moreover, they said, 369 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 203 from Jammu Division and 166 from Kashmir. (With GNS inputs)

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