December 28, 2020 10:40 pm

J&K Reports 6 More Covid-19 Deaths


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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported on Monday six more coronavirus deaths and 156 fresh cases of Covid-19, including 10 travellers, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 120293.

Out of the six more deaths, five were reported from Kashmir Valley and one from the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir —a 78-year-old from R S Pura Jammu, officials said. The victims from the Valley, officials said, included a 46-year-old man from Budgam, a 70-year-old man from Kupwara, a 65-year-old man from Srinagar, a 70-year-old man from Baramulla and an 80-year-old man from Shopian.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in J&K reached 1875—1183 in the Valley and 692 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 447 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (354), Baramulla (171), Budgam (108), Kupwara (91), Pulwama (88), Anantnag (83), Doda (62), Bandipora (60), Udhampur (57), Kulgam (53), Rajouri (54), Kathua (48), Ganderbal (43), Shopian (38), Samba (38), Poonch (23), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(21), and Reasi (14).

Meanwhile, ten travellers were among 156 more people, who tested positive for coronavirus in J&K during the last 24 hours, officials said.

While 81 new cases were detected from Kashmir Valley, the remaining 65 were confirmed by the officials from Jammu division.

Giving district wise details, the officials said, Srinagar reported 34, Baramulla 8, Budgam 12, Kupwara 14, Pulwama 8, Anantnag 4, Bandipora 4, Ganderbal 4, Kulgam 1, Shopian 1, Jammu 56, Udhampur 3, Kathua 5, and Samba 2 new cases of Covid-19.

Moreover, they said, 275 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals 155 from Jammu Division and 120 from Kashmir. (With GNS inputs) 

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