Covid-19 Claims CRPF Man, 3 Others In J&K

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Srinagar: Four more people, including a CRPF jawan died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, while 88 new cases of infection were detected during the last 24 hours.

A resident of UP, the trooper belonged to 178 battalion CRPF and he died at JMC Jammu, the officials said.

The other victims include a woman from R S Pura Jammu, a 70-year-old man from Budgam and an 80-year-old man from Baghi Mehtab Budgam.

With these deaths, the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir reached 1928—719 in Jammu and 1209 in Kashmir Valley.

Srinagar district with 453 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (370), Baramulla (173), Budgam (117), Kupwara (94), Pulwama (88), Anantnag (84), Doda (64), Bandipora (61), Udhampur (57), Kulgam (54), Rajouri (55), Kathua (51), Ganderbal (46), Shopian (39), Samba (39), Poonch (24), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(22), and Reasi (15).

Meanwhile, eighteen travelers were among 88 fresh cases of Covid-19 reported across J&K during the last 24 hours thus taking the total number of people infected by virus in the UT to 123852. While 42 new cases were reported from Jammu division the remaining 46 were detected from Kashmir Valley.

Giving district-wise break-up, officials said, Srinagar reported 18, Baramulla 4, Budgam 5, Pulwama 4, Kupwara 3, Anantnag 4, Bandipora 2, Ganderbal 4, Kulgam 2, Jammu 32, Udhampur 2, Rajouri 3, Doda 1 and Poonch 4 new cases of coronavirus.

Also, officials said, 97 more Covid-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 30 from Jammu Division and 67 from Kashmir Valley. (With GNS inputs)

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