Srinagar: The number of covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir crossed 10000 mark as 268 news infections were reported on Saturday. The cases which include 15 army soldiers and ten paramilitary personnel take the overall all tally to 10156.
87 cases were reported from Jammu division and 181 from Kashmir including four pregnant Ladies, five employees of J&K Bank Employees Handwara and three policemen from Tangdar and Kralgund.
Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported eleven more covid-19 related deaths, the highest single day spike in fatalities so far. The deaths—nine from Valley and two from Jammu, take fatality count due to the deadly virus in J&K to 171. Also, 102 people have died in little over three weeks in J&K as the death toll stood at 69 on June 18.
Officials said that the victims include a 50-year-old from Handwara, 58-year-old from RS Pora Jammu, 73-year-old male from Pattan Baramulla, 55-year-old man from Bari Brahmana Jammu, 45-year-old man from Trehgam Kupwara, 25-year-old woman from Anantnag, 50-year-old man Kanipora (Budgam), 65-year-old woman from Habba Kadal Srinagar, 70-year-old woman from Nuner Ganderbal, 56-year-old woman from Shalimar and 77- year-old man from Hyderpora Srinagar
With these deaths, 153 people in Kashmir and 16 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.
Srinagar district with 43 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (32), Kulgam (18), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (11), Jammu (10), Kupwara (9), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), two each in Doda and GAnderbal while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.
Meanwhile, 109 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals, 14 from Jammu Division and 95 from Kashmir. GNS