COVID claims 19 more lives in JK, toll mounts to 937

Srinagar: With the fresh 19 deaths due to the novel Coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours, the fatality count in Jammu and Kashmir has mounted to 937.

11 among the victims were residents of Jammu division and eight others from Kashmir valley, official sources said.

Regarding the fatalities from Jammu, they said, seven were residents of Jammu and one each from Udhampur, Rajouri, Kathua, Samba and Ramban.

The victims from Valley include two residents of Srinagar and Kupwara besides one each from Budgam, Bandipora, Shopian and Kulgam districts.

Among others, the victims from the valley include a 70-year-old from Nowhatta Srinagar, a 57-year-old woman from Verinag Anantnag, a 40-year-old from Chadoora Budgam, a 28-year-old man from Gund Ibharim Pattan, a man from Shopian and a 70-year-old woman from Umer Colony Lal Bazar.

The victims among others from Jammu region include a 79-year-old man from Swran Vihar Ban Talab Mathi Jammu, a 45-year-old from Nanak Nagar Jammu, a 63-year-old woman from Trikuta Nagar Jammu, a 72-year-old from Nanak Nagar Jammu, a 79-year-old from ban Talab Mathi and a 46-year-old from Gorkha Nagar Jammu. With these deaths, the fatality count in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 937.

On Wednesday, JK administration informed that 1,590 fresh COVID cases were detected in the erstwhile state in the last 24 hours, thus taking the total number of cases in JK to 58,244.

JK also reported 18 new deaths due to the virus- 11 from Jammu division and 07 from Kashmir.

Moreover, 747 more COVID patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 275 from Jammu and 472 from Kashmir.


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