SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir lost 65 citizens to Covid19 in the last 24 hours. Kashmir lost 24 citizens and Jammu 41 as the health care system detected 4352 new Covid19 infections.
With the fresh overnight toll of 65, the overall death by Covid19 has reached 2847 people. These include 1596 in Kashmir and 1251 in Jammu.
The existing health infrastructure is under massive load. There were grim images of patients moving to the hospitals with their personal or borrowed Oxygen concentrators and cylinders in Kashmir as well as in Jammu. Not many beds are available right now. Massive crowds are reporting to the hospitals and testing centres for mandatory tests and re-tests and inadequate staff is adding to the crisis.
As many as 41 deaths took place in Jammu and 24 in Kashmir divisions, the information revealed by the government said.
Jammu town continues to top the list of the dead for yet another consecutive day. It lost 28 citizens in the last 24 hours. Srinagar, the other capital city lost eight residents.
The district-wise details suggest that Kashmir lost six citizens in Anantnag, two each in Pulwama, Baandipore and Budgam and one each in Baramulla and Kulgam.
Apart from 28 deaths reported from Jammu city, the region lost six citizens from Udhampur, three each from Kathua and Samba and one from Rajouri.
In the last 24 hours, officials said 4352 new Covid-19 positives were reported from across Jammu and Kashmir. Of them, Srinagar alone accounted for 846. Jammu, the other capital of the erstwhile state reported 602 cases.
Of the new cases detected in the last 24 hours, Kashmir accounts for 2644 cases against 1708 of the Jammu division.
In Kashmir, the new cases include 361 from Baramulla, 322 from Budgam, 282 from Pulwama, 171 from Kupwara, 198 from Anantnag, 85 from Bandipora, 52 from Ganderbal, 269 from Kulgam, and 58 from Shopian.
From Jammu, officials said Udhampur reported 156, Rajouri 208, Doda 81, Kathua 251, Samba 101, Kishtwar 52, Poonch 87, Ramban 67, and Reasi 103.
Right now, Kashmir has 32660 active positive cases and Jammu has 18041, slightly less than half of Kashmir.