14 travelers among 250 new COVID-19 cases in J&K

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SRINAGAR — Fourteen travelers were among 250 new positive cases reported in J&K— 135 from Jammu and 115 from Kashmir Valley—in the last 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.

Giving district-wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 49 cases, Baramulla 14, Budgam 17, Kupwara 7, Pulwama 13, Anantnag 1, Bandipora 3, Ganderbal 6, Kulgam 2, Shopian 3, Jammu 98, Udhampur 8, Rajouri 10, Doda 5, Kathua 3, Kishtwar 1, Samba 5, Poonch 0, Ramban 5and Reasi 0.

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These cases take the overall number of people infected with the virus to 119053.

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Moreover, they said, 338 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 139 from Jammu Division and 199 from Kashmir Valley.

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Three elderly people succumbed to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 1853, officials said on Wednesday.

Among those who succumbed include two residents of Kashmir valley— a 76-year-old man from Gulgam Kupwara, a 55-year-old man from Sumbal Bandipora besides one from Jammu division—a 70-year-old woman from Akhnoor.

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With these deaths, the total fatality count in J&K reached 1853—1171 in the Valley and 682 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 443 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (347), Baramulla (170), Budgam (106), Kupwara (90), Pulwama (88), Anantnag (82), Doda (61), Bandipora (59), Udhampur (57), Kulgam (53), Rajouri (54), Kathua (48), Ganderbal (43), Shopian (37), Samba (37), Poonch (22), Ramban (21), Kishtwar (21), and Reasi (14).

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