3 More Corona Deaths, 227 Cases In J&K

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  A health worker collects swab samples from a man for Covid-19 test, at TRC Srinagar | KO file photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: At least three more people succumbed to coronavirus infection in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, while 227 fresh cases of virus, including ten security personnel were reported in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

Among the victims, one was from Kashmir Valley—a 70-year-old man from Lal Bazaar Srinagar while two others were from Jammu division—one each from Doda and Kathua districts respectively, officials said.

With these deaths, the total fatality count reached 697 in the Jammu region. So far 1186 have died in the Valley.

Srinagar district with 450deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (355), Baramulla (171), Budgam (108), Kupwara (91), Pulwama (88), Anantnag (83), Doda (64), Bandipora (60), Udhampur (57), Kulgam (53), Rajouri (54), Kathua (49), Ganderbal (43), Shopian (38), Samba (38), Poonch (23), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(21), and Reasi.

Meanwhile, 227 fresh Covid-19 cases, including ten security forces personnel and two minors were detected in J&K in the last 24 hours, officials said.

They said among fresh infections, 95 from Jammu Division and 132 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall case count to 120971.

Giving district wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 51, Baramulla 16, Budgam 11, Kupwara 12, Pulwama 19, Anantnag 10, Bandipora 2, Ganderbal 7, Kulgam 4, Jammu 70, Udhampur 3, Rajouri 5, Doda 1, Kathua 10, Kishtwar 1, Samba 3, Poonch 1 and Ramban 1 new case of coronavirus.

Moreover, they said, 249 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals 123 from Jammu Division and 126 from Kashmir. (With GNS inputs)

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