SRINAGAR: The raging Covid-19 pandemic killed 289 people in Jammu and Kashmir in April, Week magazine reported. The month witnessed 45,123 positive cases.
“Out of the 45,123 positive cases, 28,540 are in Kashmir and 16,583 in Jammu division. Kashmir accounted for 136 deaths and Jammu 153,” the report said. “In January, Jammu and Kashmir had reported 3,579 positive cases and 53 deaths. February witnessed 21 deaths while 37 people died of Covid-19 in March, and 4,456 contracted the infection.”
As per the official data available, in the first 115 days of the pandemic, last year (from March 08 to June 30, 2020), 7,497 positive cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Jammu and Kashmir.
Last year, October proved the deadliest month with 478 Covid-19 deaths.
Pandemic has killed 2283 people in Jammu and Kashmir so far. These include 1394 in Kashmir and the balance 889 in the Jammu region.