First Time In 7 Months, No Corona Death In J&K

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Srinagar: No new deaths due to coronavirus were reported for the first time in little over seven months, 215 days to be exact, in Jammu and Kashmir, even as 121 fresh cases of Covid-19, including six travellers and a minor were detected across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

Officials said that last time it was on June 12, when no Covid- 19 related death was reported in J&K. “Today it is after a gap of almost seven months that past 24 hours passed without any Covid related causality,” a senior official said.

So far 1912 people have succumbed to virus in J&K— 1200 in the Valley and 712 in Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 452 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (365), Baramulla (172), Budgam (111), Kupwara (94), Pulwama (88), Anantnag (84), Doda (64), Bandipora (61), Udhampur (57), Kulgam (53), Rajouri (55), Kathua (50), Ganderbal (46), Shopian (39), Samba (39), Poonch (24), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(22), and Reasi (15).

Meanwhile, six travellers and a minor were among 121 fresh novel coronavirus cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.

Among the fresh cases, they said, 55 are from Jammu Division and 66 from Kashmir Valley, taking the total tally to 122885.

Giving district-wise details, the officials, Srinagar reported 35, Baramulla 8, Budgam 7, Pulwama 5, Kupwara 3, Bandipora 2, Ganderbal 5, Shopian 1, Jammu 47, Udhampur 1, Rajouri 2, Doda 1, Kathua 3, Samba 1 new case of Covid-19,

Moreover, they said, 174 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—77 from Jammu Division and 97 from Kashmir valley. The number of active cases has reduced to 1629 in J&K. (With agency inputs)

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