Death toll rises to 954, cases rises to 59,711
Srinagar, Sept 17: A 26-year-old youth was among 19 more people who succumbed to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking its fatality count to 954.
Five of the deaths were reported from Kashmir Valley and 14 from Jammu division, officials said.
Among the deaths from Kashmir Valley, they said, a 95-year-old woman from Bandipora, a 65-year-old from Pirbagh, a 62-year-old woman from Lal Bazar, a man from Chewdara Beerwa , a 73-year-old man from Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Among others, the victims from Jammu include a 38-year-old man from Ramgarh, a 74-year-old man from Mahendra Nagar, a 65-year-old man from Residency Road, an 86-year-old from Lazpal Nagar and a 26-year-old from Patoli Battadeh Jammu.
With these deaths, 954 people has lost lives to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir—755 from Valley and 199 from Jammu.
Jammu and Kashmir recorded 1467 fresh cases today, thus taking the toll of positive cases to 59,711.
Among the fresh 1,467 new cases today, 682 belong to Kashmir division while 785 are from Jammu division.
Of the total 59,711 cases, 39,127 are from Kashmir and 20,583 from Jammu division.
The total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 39,128 including 29,592 recoveries and 752 deaths while total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 20,583 including 8,929 recoveries and 199 deaths.
The officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 20,5239 including 8,784 from Kashmir division and 11,455 from Jammu division.
With 712 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 38,521, which is 64.51 percent of the total cases and was over 78 percent over a week back.
“Cases tested positive in J&K include 233 from Srinagar, 89 from Budgam, 53 from Baramulla, 28 from Pulwama, 78 from Anantnag, 47 from Kupwara, 55 from Bandipora, 14 from Kulgam, 75from Ganderbal and 10 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 785 from Jammu division include 210 from Jammu, 82 from Udhampur, 88 from Rajouri, 75 from Kathua, 69 from Samba, 75 from Poonch, 18 from Ramban, 97 from Doda, 27 from Reasi and 44 from Kishtiwar,” officials disclosed.