J&K Logs 2,030 New Corona Cases, 15 Deaths


A SMC worker fumigates Makhdoom Sahib shrine after imam, five others tested Covid Positive | KO Photo By Abid Bhat

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported on Saturday 2030 fresh cases of coronavirus while 15 more succumbed to the deadly infection across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours pushing the fatality count to 2,126.

Of the fifteen fatalities reported Saturday, officials said, seven were residents of Jammu division and eight others hailed from different parts of the Kashmir Valley.

About the new cases, the officials said, the Valley reported 1196 new cases of coronavirus, while the remaining 834 were detected in the Jammu division, taking the total number of people infected by the virus since last year in J&K to 158374, officials said Saturday.

Giving district wise details, the officials said Srinagar reported 591, Baramulla 180, Budgam 81, Pulwama 48, Kupwara 45, Anantnag 99, Bandipora 14, Ganderbal 48, Kulgam 83, Shopian 7, Jammu 530, Udhampur 62, Rajouri 48, Doda 3, Kathua 57, Samba 48, Kishtwar 6, Poonch 27, Ramban 18 and Reasi 35 fresh cases of coronavirus.

Moreover, they said, 944 more patients have recovered—360 from Jammu Division and 584 from Kashmir Valley. There are 18064 cases—7579 in Jammu and 10485 in Kashmir, while 1, 38,184 patients have recovered from the infection so far, the officials said.

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