J&K Logs Record 60 Deaths, 4788 New Covid Cases

Basking in the sun at Lal Chowk: A man is seen taking a nap in the deserted commercial hub of Srinagar- KO photo

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported sixty coronavirus related deaths, the highest single-day fatalities, even as 4788 fresh cases of infection were detected across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

Officials said that 42 more people succumbed to the deadly infection in Jammu division and18 others died at the various healthcare facilities in Kashmir Valley on Saturday, taking the total number of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic last year in J&K to 2672.

Among the victims from the Valley included a 75-year-old man from Rambagh Srinagar, who died a day after being admitted to SKIMS Soura, officials said. They said a 70-year-old man from Khan Sahab Budgam died at SKIMS Bemina, hours after he was admitted to the facility. A 76-year-old man from Guzarbal here died a week after he was admitted to SKIMS Soura, they said.

A 58-year-old man from Batwara, at present Pantha Chowk, died at SKIMS Soura, 11 days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital. A 67-year-old woman from Batamaloo died at JLNM hospital Rainawari, the officials said.

Four other persons died at GMC Anantnag and among others included a 50-year old man from Banihal, an 80-year-old woman from Anantnag and a 68-year-old man from Nowpora Anantnag.

The officials further said that 3259 fresh cases of infection were reported from Kashmir Valley on Saturday and 1529 from Jammu division, taking the overall tally of infected persons to 206954 in the Union Territory.

Giving district wise details, the officials said Srinagar reported 853, Baramulla 470, Budgam 444, Pulwama 325, Kupwara 131, Anantnag 573, Bandipora 83, Ganderbal 55, Kulgam 237, Shopian 88, Jammu 634, Udhampur 181, Rajouri 247, Doda 22, Kathua 169, Samba 66, Kishtwar 23, Poonch 82, Ramban 63, and Reasi 42 new cases of coronavirus.

Moreover, officials said, 2500 more patients have recovered—910 from Jammu Division and 1590 from Kashmir.

There are 46535 active positive cases, 16148 in Jammu and 30387 in Kashmir, they added. (With GNS inputs)

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