Covid-19 Claims 12 More Lives, J&K Toll 1742

SRINAGAR: Twelve people succumbed to novel coronavirus in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count due to the pestilence in Jammu and Kashmir to 1742, officials said on Saturday.

Among them, six victims each were from Jammu and Kashmir divisions respectively, the officials told news agency GNS.

The victims from Kashmir include an 85-year-old man from Arin Bandipora, a 75-year-old woman from Nayi Sadak Srinagar, a 61-year-old man from Wandevalgam Anantnag, an 80-year-old woman from Charar-i-Sharief Budgam, an 80-year-old man from Hajin Bandipora and a  75-year-old man from Argam Chatti  Bandipora.

Those who died in Jammu include an 84-year-old from Talab Tillo Jammu, a 59-year-old man from Kanhal Bishna Jammu, a 53-year-old woman from Dollian Samba, an 80-year-old man from Ramkote Billawar Kathua, a 74-year-old man from Kathua and an 85-year-old  woman from Kathua.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1125 and 616 in the Jammu region. Srinagar district with 426 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (314), Baramulla (163), Budgam (103), Pulwama (86), Kupwara (85), Anantnag (80), Doda (57), Bandipora (55), Kulgam (51), Udhampur (51), Rajouri (50), Kathua (42), Ganderbal (39), Shopian (37), Samba (33), Poonch (22), Ramban (20), Kishtwar(19), and Reasi (9).

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