COVID-19 continues to kill, infect more in J&K
Death toll crosses 300 and infected tally crosses 17000; Good News - 9,517 have recovered too
Srinagar: With eight more succumbing to deadly Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir the death toll has jumped to 308 in the Union Territory.
Quoting officials, KNO reported that eight patients who died include a 70-year-old woman from Safa Kadal, Srinagar, a 60-year-old man from Peerbagh, Srinagar, a 75-year-old man from Rawal pora, Srinagar, a 48-year-old woman from Kantbagh, Baramulla, a 72-year-old man from Brain Nishat, a 65-year-old man from Nowgam Bandipora, a 67-year-old male from Nibripora Bandipora and a 53-old-male from Pampore Pulwama.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir’s coronavirus tally crossed the 17,000-mark on Saturday as 523 more people tested positive for the disease.
The total number of infected people in the union territory has risen to 17,305, the officials said. While 156 of the new cases were from Jammu region, 367 were from the Valley, they said.
There are now 7,483 active cases in the union territory, while 9,517 patients have recovered from the infection, they added.
The cases detected on Saturday included 88 people who had returned to the union territory recently.
The officials said Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded the highest of 145 new positive cases followed by 66 in Jammu.