Covid-19 Claims 8 More Lives, J&K Toll 1676

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir reported eight more deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality count to 1676.

One among the victims was from Budgam district and with this the central Kashmir district became the fourth district in the J&K to record 100 or more deaths due to the pestilence.

Official sources told news agency GNS that five deaths were reported from Jammu and three deaths were reported from Kashmir Valley.

While two deaths each were reported from Jammu and Doda, one each was reported from Udhampur, Srinagar (a 65-year-old man from Umarabad) and Anantnag (a 71-year-old woman from Shangus) besides Budgam 9a 65-year-old woman from Wangwas Nagam).

With these deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1097 and 579 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 416 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (296), Baramulla (161), Budgam (100), Pulwama (86), Kupwara (82), Anantnag (78), Doda (55), Bandipora (50), Kulgam (50), Rajouri (49), Udhampur (47), Ganderbal (37), Shopian (37), Kathua (36), Samba (29), Poonch (22), Ramban (18), Kishtwar(16), and Reasi (9).


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