JK reports 517 new COVID cases, 5 deaths
Death toll crosses 2000
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 517 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 1,31,938, while five fresh fatalities took the death toll to 2,003, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 96 were from the Jammu Division and 421 from the Kashmir Division of the union territory, they said.
The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 173 COVID-19 cases, including 46 travellers, followed by 88 in Budgam district, 86 in Baramulla district and 62 in Jammu.
Three districts did not report any fresh cases, while eight other districts had cases in single digits. Anantnag, Kulgam, Kupwara, Bandipora and Kathua were the other districts to register cases in double digits.
The number of active cases has now reached 3,215 in the union territory, while 1,26,720 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.
The death toll in the union territory due to the pandemic is 2,003 as five fresh deaths — four from Kashmir and one form Jammu — were reported in the past 24 hours in the union territory.
Meanwhile, with the death of five more covid patients on Friday, the death toll in J&K has crossed 2,000 mark and among them over 63 percent have been reported from Kashmir alone.
As per the data available out of 2,003 total Covid deaths in J&K, 1265 are from Kashmir division which is 63.15 percent of the total fatalities.
“Out of 1,265 deaths from Kashmir, 473 are alone were from Srinagar which is 37.39 percent of the total deaths in Kashmir division,” the figures reveal, adding that “Out of 738 deaths in Jammu division, 381 are from Jammu district only which is 51.6 percent deaths in the division.”
The figures stated that in Kashmir division, Shopian with 40 and in Jammu division, Reasi with 16 have lowest deaths in their respective divisions.
“Baramulla and Budgam district have 181 and 120 deaths respectively while as rest of the districts in both division have below 100 deaths,” the figures reveal.
On March 26, last year, a male patient from Srinagar with travel history and other Comorbidities became the first victim of Covid-19 in J&K.
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. (with inputs from PTI, KNO)