J&K Reports 517 New Cases, 5 Corona Deaths

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Srinagar: Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday breached 500 mark while five more people succumbed to the virus in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count since the outbreak of pandemic to 2003.

According to the officials, five more people lost battle with the deadly disease, four among them from Kashmir Valley and one from Jammu division, taking the death toll to 2003—738 in Jammu region and 1266 in Kashmir.

The victims from Valley included an 80-year-old woman from Vailoo in Anantnag, a 50-year-old female from Bijbehara, a 90-year-old man from Lalbazar Srinagar and an 80-year-old female Ganderbal.

About the 517 new cases of coronavirus detected on Friday, officials said, Kashmir Valley reported 421 and Jammu division 96 cases, including 90 travellers.

Providing district wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 173, Baramulla 86, Budgam 88, Pulwama 4, Kupwara 12, Anantnag 12, Bandipora 14, Ganderbal 9, Kulgam 21, Shopian 2,Jammu 62, Udhampur 1, Rajouri 7, Doda 6, Kathua 14, Samba and Ramban 3 each new cases of coronavirus.

This was for the first time that 500-mark was breached in a single day this year. Also, it was for the eighteenth consecutive day that more than 100 cases were reported on a single day in J&K. In all, more than 4000 cases were added to the tally during the time, they said.

Moreover, officials said, 171 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—54 from Jammu Division and 117 from Kashmir Division. There are 3215 covid-19 active cases—765 in Jammu division and 2450 in Kashmir. 126720 people have recovered so far in the J&K, they added. (With GNS inputs)

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