Srinagar: Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday showed a significant decline as 2237 people tested positive for the virus, lowest in the last four weeks, even as the deadly infection claimed lives of 45 more people across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.
The officials said that Jammu division reported 29 of the fatalities while in Kashmir 16 people succumbed to the virus at the various healthcare facilities during the last 24 hours. With these deaths, the officials said, the fatality count since the outbreak of pandemic in J&K has reached 3609.
Among the victims from the Valley, officials said, included a 70-year-old woman from Kralpora, Budgam, who died five days after she was admitted to SKIMS Bemina. Besides, a 65-year-old man from Jawalpora Budgam died at the hospital, 14 days after remaining admitted there.
An 80-year-old woman from Hazratbal also died, two day after she was admitted to the hospital. A 52-year-old woman from Wanbal Budgam, officials said, also died at a healthcare facility, three weeks after she was admitted there.
They said a 60-year-old woman from Saida Pora Arihal died 18 days after she was admitted to District Hospital Pulwama. Also, a 60-year-old woman from Murran Hardpora died at the hospital on the same day of her admission, they said. A 52-year-old from Zadoora also died at the hospital on the same day of his admission to the facility, they said.
They said a 55-year-old woman from Gojwara here and another same aged woman from Nishat besides a 75-year-old woman from Tailbal died at JLNM hospital Rainawari.
A 76-year-old man from Humhama and a 57-year-old from Kunzer Tangmarg died at SMHS hospital, they said. One death was reported from GMC Anantnag, they added.
Meanwhile, the officials said that among the new 2237 fresh cases, 854 were confirmed from Jammu Division and 1383 from Kashmir Valley, taking the total count to 272858.
Giving district wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 309, Baramulla 103, Budgam 221, Pulwama 77, Kupwara 204, Anantnag 106, Bandipora 77, Ganderbal 91, Kulgam 169, Shopian 26, Jammu 441, Udhampur 55, Rajouri 66, Doda 43, Kathua 49, Samba 31, Kishtwar 47, Poonch 27, Ramban 47and Reasi 48 new cases of coronavirus.
Also, officials said, 3999 more patients have recovered—1490 from Jammu Division and 2509 from the Valley. There are 45630 active positive cases—18738 in Jammu and 26892 in Kashmir. (With agency inputs)
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