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5-yr-old boy, BSF man among dead; toll in J&K 278; with 453 fresh positive cases, tally of infected reaches 15711

Srinagar: A five year-old boy and a Border Security Force (BSF) man were among 12 people who died of Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the total number of deaths due to infection to 278 – 258 from Kashmir Valley and 20 from Jammu division.

Five infected people died at SKIMS Soura, as many at SMHS hospital including BSF trooper posted in Baramulla while one each was reported from CD hospital and SKIMS Bemina, local news agency GNS reported.

The reports said that the child, a resident of Qazipora Bandipora, died at SKIMS Soura, a week after he tested positive for Covid-19. Regarding the 28-year-old young woman from Qazigund Kulgam, reports said, she was admitted to SKIMS Bemina on July 14 had various underlying ailments including diabetes mellitus.

The other casualties include a 50-year-old male from Batamaloo, a 45-year-old from Shahgund village of Bandipora, presently at Zoonimar, another male of the same age from Palpora, a 70-year-old male from Ganderbal, a 54-year-old man from Sonawar Srinagar, 58-year-old from Rajbagh Srinagar, a 45-year-old from Khanyar Srinagar, a male in 50s from Umarhair Srinagar, a 56-year-old woman from Pulwama and a BSF man of 40 Bn posted at Baramulla.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 453 new coronavirus cases which pushed its infection count to 15,711.

While 101 of these new cases were from the Jammu region, 352 were from Kashmir, officials said.

There are now 6,831 active cases in the union territory, while 8,607 patients have recovered from the infection, the officials said.

The cases detected on Wednesday included 33 persons who had returned to the union territory recently, they said.

The officials said Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded the highest of 165 new positive cases, followed by 62 in Kulgam district.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 483 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 106 Active Positive, 370 recovered (including 18 cases recovered today) and 07 deaths; Srinagar has 3450 positive cases (including 165 cases reported today) with 2126 Active Positive, 1253 recovered, 71 deaths; Anantnag district has 1098 positive cases (including 01 case reported today), with 363 Active Positive, 716 recovered,  19 deaths; Baramulla has 1709 positive cases (including 58 cases reported today) with 704 Active Positive, 948 recovered (including 26 cases recovered today), 57 deaths; Shopian has 1184 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 361 Active Positive, 804 recovered (including 20 cases recovered today) and 19 deaths; Kupwara has 976 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 363 Active Positive, 598 recovered  (including 10 cases recovered today) and 15 deaths; Budgam has 950 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 430 Active Positive and 500 recovered cases (including 20 cases recovered today) and 20 deaths; Ganderbal has 307 positive cases with 163 active positive cases and 139 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today) and 05 deaths; Kulgam has 1248 positive cases (including 62 cases reported today) with 354 Active Positive and 868 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today) and 26 deaths and Pulwama reported 1072 positive cases (including 30 cases reported today) with 520 active positive cases and 538 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today) and 14 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 665 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 194 active positive cases and 459 recoveries (including 19 cases recovered today) and 12 deaths; Udhampur has 375 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today)   with 75 active positive cases, 299 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 344 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 167 Active Positive and 176 recoveries and 01 death; Rajouri has 486 positive cases (including 47 cases reported today) with 365 active positive cases and 119 recovered and 02 deaths; Kathua has 396 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 119 Active positive and 276 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 90 positive cases with 61 active positive cases and 29 recovered; Ramban has 419 positive cases with 177 active positive and 242 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today); Reasi has 94 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 49 active positive and 45 recovered; Poonch has 159 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 27 active positive and 131 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today) and 01 death while Doda has 206 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today)  with 107 active positive cases and 97 recoveries and 02 deaths.

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