COVID-19 claims nine more lives, J&K toll 1493

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir reported nine more COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 1493.

Among those who succumbed to the virus include six residents of Kashmir Valley while three others belonged to the Jammu region.

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Officials said that two among the victims from Kashmir Valley were from Srinagar while one each was from Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal and Kulgam respectively.

They said that the Ganderbal resident was a 70-year-old man from Kangan and died at SKIMS Soura, 11 days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

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The victim from Baramulla, they said, was a woman from Sopore area who died at the hospital, 12 days after she was admitted.

One among other victims from Valley was a 63-year-old man from Shaheed Gunj and died at CD Hospital, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of COVID-19 patients in the Valley.

Regarding deaths from Jammu, they said, one each victim belonged to the J&K’s Winter capital, Ramban and Kishtwar.

With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 1493 in J&K—993 in Valley and 500 in the Jammu region.

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Srinagar district with 360 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (259), Baramulla (146), Budgam (94), Pulwama (83), Kupwara (73), Anantnag (74), Rajouri (47), Kulgam (46), Bandipora (47), Doda (46), Shopian (35), Ganderbal (34), Udhampur (32), Kathua (31), Samba (25), Poonch (23), Kishtwar (15), Ramban (14), and Reasi (8).

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