J&K Logs 164 New Covid Cases, 2 Deaths

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Srinagar- Two more died of coronavirus related complications in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while 164 fresh cases of infection were registered in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

According to officials, two more people in Kashmir Valley succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the death toll in the ongoing pandemic to 4521 in the UT—2196 in Jammu and 2325 in Kashmir.

About the new cases detected during the last 24 hours, officials said 124 were reported from the Valley and the remaining 40 from various districts of Jammu division thus taking the total number of people infected by the virus in J&K to 340598.

In the Valley, officials said, Srinagar registered the highest 51 new cases of coronavirus, Baramulla 29, Ganderbal 16, Budgam 9, Pulwama 8, Bandipora 6, Kupwara 3 and one new case each in Kulgam and Shopian. Anantnag was the only district in the Valley where no fresh cases of virus were detected.

In the winter capital, officials said, Jammu reported a maximum of 19 new cases of virus, Doda and Kishtwar 5 each, four each in Poonch and Udhampur and one case each in Rajouri, Kathua and Samba. The twin districts of Ramban and Reasi registered no new cases of Covid-19.

“Moreover, 124 Covid-19 patients recovered during the time, 29 from Jammu Division and 95 from Kashmir,” the official said.

They also added that no new confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) were reported on Saturday. So far 50 black fungus cases have been confirmed in J&K.

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