J&K Logs 173 New Cases, 1 Covid Death

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Srinagar- One more person died of Covid-19 related complications in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday while 173 fresh cases of virus were detected across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

According to the officials, one more person in Valley succumbed to the deadly infection on Friday, taking the death toll to 4490 in J&K—2189 in Jammu and 2301 in Kashmir.
About the new cases of virus, officials said, 129 were registered in Kashmir valley and the remaining 44 from different parts of Jammu division thus taking the number of people infected by virus to 338563.

In the Valley, officials said, Srinagar reported the highest 59 new cases of coronavirus, Baramulla 17, Ganderbal 13, Budgam 12, Pulwama 11, Bandipora 8, Kupwara 4, Kulgam 3 and Anantnag 2. Shopian was the only district in Kashmir where no cases were detected on Friday.

According to officials, among the cases 17 cases detected in Baramulla, at least ten are children, aged below 7 years. All the infected children are symptomatic and among them, one has pneumonia, who was admitted at SDH Sopore.

Three children below one year also tested positive for Covid-19 through RAT, though their families have tested negative for Coronavirus.

In the winter capital, officials said, Jammu registered a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases, Reasi 6, Doda 5, Poonch 3, Samba 2 and one new case each in
Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. No cases were reported from the twin districts of Kishtwar and Ramban.

“Moreover, 250 Covid-19 patients recovered during the time, 112 from Jammu Division and 138 from Kashmir,” officials added.

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