By Ajaz Ali
Srinagar: As many as 53 more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday while 2964 fresh cases of infection were detected across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.
According to the officials, Jammu division witnessed 33 more coronavirus related deaths while 20 people lost the battle with the deadly infection at various healthcare facilities in Kashmir Valley thus taking the overall fatality count in J&K to 3662.
Among the victims from the Valley, officials said, included a 70-year-old man from Batamaloo here, who died at SKIMS Bemina, 12 days after he was admitted there. Also, a 75-year-old man from Khansahib Budgam died at a Covid hospital in Chanapora.
A 63-year-old woman from Tral Pulwama died at CD hospital, a day after she was admitted to the Valley’s exclusive covid-19 management facility; officials said, adding that a 90-year-old man from Natipora Srinagar died five days after he was admitted there.
Besides, they said, a 75-year-old man from Larkipora and a 70-year-old man from Sangam died along with two other patients at GMC Anantnag 75-year-old man from Behbagh died at District hospital at Pulwama, they said, and added that a 75-year-old man also succumbed to virus at GMC Baramulla, they said.
About the new cases of infection, the officials said that 1145 were confirmed by the officials from Jammu division and 1891 from Kashmir Valley, raising the total number of people infected by the virus since the outbreak of pandemic last year to 275822.
Giving district wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 487, Baramulla 220, Budgam 266, Pulwama 169, Kupwara 91, Anantnag 223, Bandipora 85, Ganderbal 97, Kulgam 109, Shopian 72, Jammu 438, Udhampur 102, Rajouri 99, Doda 62, Kathua 117, Samba 84, Kishtwar 27, Poonch 58, Ramban 110 and Reasi 48 new cases of Covid-19.
Moreover, officials said, 3623 more patients have recovered, 1426 from Jammu Division and 2197 from Kashmir Valley. There are 44918 active cases in J&K—18424 in Jammu and 26494 in Kashmir.
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