One Corona Death, 66 New Cases In J&K

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Srinagar: An elderly man died of coronavirus in Kashmir on Friday, while 66 new cases of Covid-19, including 30 travelers and a minor were detected across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

An 85-year-old from Yenihama Lar Ganderbal succumbed to Covid-19 and his death took the fatality count to 1944 in J&K—1222 in Valley and 722 in Jammu division, officials said.

Srinagar district with 458 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (371), Baramulla (174), Budgam (118), Kupwara (96), Pulwama (88), Anantnag (86), Doda (64), Bandipora (61), Udhampur (57), Kulgam (54), Rajouri (55), Kathua (53), Ganderbal (47), Shopian (40), Samba (40), Poonch (24), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(22), and Reasi (15).

Meanwhile, sixty six fresh cases of coronavirus were reported across J&K on Friday, taking the total virus tally to 124785, officials said.

Among the fresh cases, the officials said 51 were reported from Kashmir Valley and 15 from Jammu division. Also, one district from Kashmir and six districts from Jammu division reported zero cases during the time. All other district barring Srinagar reported cases in single digit.

Giving the district-wise cases, they said, Srinagar reported 25, Baramulla 1, Budgam 8, Pulwama 5, Kupwara 1, Anantnag 6, Bandipora 1, Ganderbal 3, Kulgam 1, Jammu 9, Udhampur 2, Rajouri 1, Kathua 2 and Poonch one new case of coronavirus.

Moreover, 63 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 17 from Jammu Division and 46 from Kashmir. With the fresh recoveries, 122187 patients have recovered so far while 1944 others have died, leaving the number of active positive cases at 654—127 in Jammu and 527 in Kashmir Valley. (With GNS inputs)

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