SRINAGAR — With the death of five more patients on Friday, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has crossed 2,000 mark and among them over 63 percent have been reported from Kashmir alone.
Out of 2,003 total deaths due to COVID-19 in J&K, 1265 are from Kashmir division which is 63.15 percent of the total.
Out of 1,265 deaths from Kashmir, 473 are from Srinagar which is 37.39 percent of the total deaths in Kashmir division, official figures reveal.
Out of 738 deaths in Jammu division, 381 are from Jammu district only which is 51.6 percent of the total toll in the division.
The figures state that in Kashmir, Shopian with 40 and in Jammu, Reasi with 16 have lowest deaths in the respective divisions.
“Baramulla and Budgam district have 181 and 120 deaths respectively while as rest of the districts in both divisions have below 100 deaths,” the figures reveal.
On March 26, last year, a male patient from Srinagar who had travelled outside state and had other comorbidities became the first victim of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Notably, on 13 January this year, first time after seven months there was no death due to COVID-19 in J&K, however, due to a surge in cases, Covid related deaths have also started to increase. (KNO)