COVID crisis: 39 deaths in Jammu, 32 in Kashmir in last 24 hours; nearly 4,000 new cases
A non-Muslim Covid victim being cremated in Srinagar on Monday, May 19, 2021 (KM/Umar Ganie)
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 71 more deaths, the second highest fatality count in a single day, while 3967 more persons were confirmed to have contracted the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.
They said that 39 of the fresh fatalities were reported from Jammu Division while 32 persons succumbed to the virus in Kashmir, taking the total fatality count to 3293.
On Monday, J&K reported its highest single day death toll as 73 persons died due to the virus.
Regarding the fresh cases, officials said, 1704 were confirmed from Jammu and 2263 from Kashmir, taking the case tally to 2,51,919.