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Covid-19: Tally of infected people crosses 30, 000 mark

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15 more succumb to infection; toll 581

Srinagar : Covid-19 has claimed 581 lives in Jammu and Kashmir till date as fifteen (15) more deaths since overnight, were reported from Kashmir.

Those who died of the deadly virus include seven from Srinagar, three each from Budgam and Kupwara besides one each from Baramulla and Shopian.

With these deaths, officials said, 581 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir sofar, 540 from the Valley and 41 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 186 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (89), Budgam (46), Anantnag (43), Kulgam (31), Pulwama (40), Kupwara (39), Shopian (26), Jammu (29), Bandipora(23), Ganderbal (14), Rajouri (3), two each in Doda, Poonch and Udhampurbesides one each in Ramban, Samba, and Kathua.

Meanwhile, with 708 persons testing positive for COVID-19, the overall count of the infected persons in J&K has reached 30034.

There are now 6,965 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the UT and 22,497 patients have recovered so far, according to the officials.

Of the new cases reported today, 102 are from Jammu division, and 606 were from Kashmir Valley.

Srinagar district reported the highest number of 229 new cases, followed by 88 in Budgam district, the officials said.

Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, official sources said that Srinagar reported 229 cases, Baramulla 35, Pulwama 24, Budgam 88, Anantnag 48, Kulgam 19, Shopian 10, Kupwara 43, Bandipora 48, Ganderbal 62, Jammu 41, Rajouri 4, Kathua 4, Udhampur 2, Ramban 2, Samba 10, Doda 3, Poonch 1, Reasi 34 and Kishtwar 1.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 7253 cases followed by Baramulla with 2510, Pulwama 2146, Budgam 1922,Kulgam 1747, Shopian 1589, Anantnag 1905, Kupwara 1680, Bandipora 1583 and Ganderbal 1051.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 2074 cases, Rajouri 794, Ramban 631, Kathua 681, Udhampur 664, Samba 599, Doda 350, Poonch 333, Reasi 336 and Kishtwar 186.

Moreover, sources said 611 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals, 175 from Jammu Division and 436 from Kashmir Valley.

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