COVID-19 claims five more lives, toll 1536

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir reported five more COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 1536.

Those who succumbed to the virus include one each from Srinagar and Kupwara while three others belong to Jammu division, the officials said.

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The victim from Srinagar was a 70-year-old man from Habak Naseem Bagh Srinagar who died five days after he was admitted to SKIMS Soura. Those who died in Jammu region belonged to J&K’s Winter capital.

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With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 1536 in J&K—1017 in Valley and 519 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 375 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (269), Baramulla (148), Budgam (94), Pulwama (83), Kupwara (74), Anantnag (76), Rajouri (48), Kulgam (48), Bandipora (47), Doda (48), Shopian (35), Ganderbal (35), Udhampur (32), Kathua (33), Samba (25), Poonch (23), Ramban (18), Kishtwar (15), and Reasi (8).

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