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COVID-19: J&K crosses 20,000 mark as 490 more test positive

File Photo: KM/Umar Ganie

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 490 novel coronavirus cases including 64 travellers, taking the overall to 20,359 in J&K.

Among Friday’s cases, 143 were reported from Jammu and 297 from Kashmir.  


Giving district wise details, officials said that Srinagar reported 128 cases, Baramulla 24, Kulgam 11, Shopian 8, Anantnag 21, Kupwara 9, Pulwama 85, Budgam 29, Bandipora 22, Ganderbal 10, Jammu 43, Kathua 11, Rajouri 24, Udhampur 24, Ramban 1, Samba 18, Poonch 1, Kishtwar 1, Doda 0 and Reasi 20.

Overall, in Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 4786 cases followed by Baramulla with 1901, Kulgam 1504, Shopian 1430, Anantnag 1299, Pulwama 1480, Kupwara 1094, Budgam 1277, Bandipora 733, and Ganderbal 411.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1070 cases, Rajouri 670, Ramban 535, Kathua 522, Udhampur 460, Samba 425, Doda 269, Poonch 210 , Reasi 146and Kishtwar 137. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 20359—15915 in Kashmir and 4444 in Jammu. 

The deadly pandemic also claimed ten more lives including a KAS officer and a police Sub-Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the toll number of deaths in the Union Territory to 378.

Officials said that ten patients who died include a 70-year-old male from Drugmulla Kupwara, a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama, a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khanda Budgam, a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar, a 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar, a 57-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar, a 56-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu, a 75-year-old man from Arigam Tral, a 55-year-old woman from Fatah Kadal Srinagar and a senior Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officer.

A senior official from SKIMS Bemina said that Tasaduq Jeelani, the senior KAS officer who was admitted in the hospital few ago, passed away on Friday.

He said that the officer was admitted on 14 July and died due to cardiopulmonary arrest. “He was suffering from diabetes and other ailments,” he said.

Tasaduq was presently posted as Special Secretary Social Welfare department.