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With 15 fresh deaths, toll reaches 1148 in J&K

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Number of Covid infected comes down to 3 digits after 26 days

Srinagar: A 24-year-old woman was among fifteen persons who died due to Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours taking the death toll to 1148, officials said on Monday.

They said 11 victims belonged to Jammu and four to Kashmir Valley – two from Pulwama and one each from Bandipora and Shopian respectively.

Regarding Jammu, they said, seven of those who succumbed to the virus were residents of Jammu district and one each from Udhampur, Doda, Samb and Ramban.

Meanwhile, 824 fresh Covid-19 cases were registered in the Union Territory on Monday, said the officials, adding, with these fresh cases, the tally of infected has reached 73014.

This is the first time in 26 days that the single-day spike of new cases in the UT is less than 1,000.

“The UT recorded 824 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours — with 540 in Jammu and 284 in the Kashmir Valley,” an official said.

The cumulative figure of confirmed cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 73,014.

Jammu district reported the highest number of 337 new cases, followed by 105 in Srinagar district, officials said.

There are 17,601 active cases of the disease in the Union territory currently, while 54,267 patients have recovered so far, they said.

With these deaths, 1148 people have died due to covid-19 including 827 from Kashmir Valley and 320 from Jammu division.


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