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J&K breaches 15000 mark, 7761 cases added since July 1; 11 more lives lost

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported 608 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 15,258 in J&K. Kashmir alone has reported 12,125 of those cases.

As many as 7761 cases were added since July 1 as at the end of June, J&K had recorded 7497 cases.


Among the fresh positive cases include 51 CRPF, six BSF and nine army personnel, and 134 incoming migrant labourers, whose samples were collected at Qazigund toll plaza.

J&K also reported 11 more deaths attributed to COVID-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 266.

Officials said that 502 of the fresh cases are from Kashmir including 213 cases from Srinagar alone.

Also, 181 COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals of Jammu and Kashmir.

The district-wise numbers for Tuesday are Srinagar 213 cases, Baramulla 28, Kulgam 39, Shopian 3, Anantnag 26, Kupwara 47, Pulwama 43, Budgam 83, Bandipora 14, Ganderbal 6, Jammu 15, Kathua 13, Rajouri 37, Udhampur 3, Ramban 11, Samba 10, Doda 7, Poonch 2 and Reasi 8.

A number of cases were confirmed at SKIMS and CD diagnostic laboratories, officials said.

As for deaths, five of them occurred at SKIMS Soura, four at SMHS hospital while one each was reported from SKIMS Bemina and CD hospital.

The fatalities include 96-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla, 70-year-old woman from Lalbazar Srinagar, 50-year-old from Mirbazar Kulgam, elderly from Parraypora Srinagar, 54-years-old man from Fateh Kadal Srinagar, 64-year-old woman from Dangerpora Sopore, 55-year-old woman from Budgam, 65-year-old from Sangrama, 85-year-old from Sopore, 74-year-old man from Rawalpora, 43-year-old man from Parigam, and 85-year-old man from Papcha area of Bandipora

Most of the victims suffered from bilateral pneumonia and were co-morbid.