3 prisoners in Ambphalla Jail test +ve
JAMMU/SRINAGAR/LEH, Nov 25: Twelve persons died of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir-six each in the two divisions while 489 persons tested positive for the virus and 579 recovered.
Among six Corona fatalities in Jammu region, three were reported from Udhampur district, two Samba and one Kathua. Three of them were women.
A 70-year-old man from Ward No. 10 in Main Bazaar Udhampur died of co-morbidities and Coronavirus in the Command Hospital Udhampur. A 66-year-old woman from Kud Chenani and 60-year-old man from Udhampur died of multiple ailments and COVID-19 in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu.
A 40-year-old man hailing from village Rehan in Samba district died in the GMC Jammu. He was co-morbid and positive for the virus while 72-year-old woman from Kotli Samba died in Narayana Hospital Katra. She too had ailments and was positive for pathogen.
A 47-year-old woman from Dharamkote Billawar in Kathua district died of COVID-19 in GMC Kathua. She had no other ailments.
A 57-year-old woman from Phoruphet Langate in Kupwara district was among the Corona victims in Kashmir and others include a 60-year-old woman from Lalbazar area of Srinagar, a 60-year-old woman from HMT in district Srinagar, a 80-year-old man from Natipora area of Srinagar, a 66-year-old man from Lalbazar area of Srinagar and a 60-year-old from Mehjoor Nagar area of Srinagar.
With these deaths, the death toll in Kashmir valley has reached 1091.
Jammu region reported 264 new Corona cases today including 126 in Jammu district, 46 Udhampur, 27 Doda and 22 in Kishtwar while 186 persons recovered from the virus in the region, the maximum being 127 in Jammu district, 18 Kathua, 13 Udhampur and 10 Rajouri.
Jammu region now has 43089 Corona cases. Among them, 1983 are active positives as 40534 have recovered from the virus and there have been 572 Corona casualties.
Meanwhile, three more prisoners today tested positive for COVID-19 in District Jail Ambphalla in Jammu. They include two women and a man.
Jail Superintendent Mirza Salim said all three were asymptomatic. All 45 new prisoners to the jail were subjected to testing and three of them tested positive.
Prior to this, 155 prisoners in Ambphalla Jail had reported positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, 91 new cases were today reported from the Union Territory of Ladakh including 77 in Leh and 14 in Kargil.
Srinagar district with 413 deaths topped the list of Corona fatalities in Kashmir followed by Baramulla 160, Budgam 99, Pulwama 86, Kupwara 82, Anantnag 77, Bandipora 50, Kulgam 50, Ganderbal 37 and Shopian 37.
And in Kashmir, 225 people tested positive today for COVID-19 taking the number of cases to 107,892 in J&K.
Those who tested positive in Kashmir include 85 from Srinagar, 39 from Baramulla, 33 from Budgam, 5 Pulwama, 24 Kupwara, 5 Anantnag, 17 Bandipora, 12 Ganderbal and 5 from Shopian.
As per officials figures, 22,598 positive cases including 413 deaths and 20,864 recoveries are from Srinagar, 7,316 including 160 deaths and 6,737 recoveries are from Baramulla, 6,777 including 6,374 recoveries and 99 deaths are from Budgam, 5,021 including 4,776 recoveries and 86 deaths are from Pulwama, 5,114 including 82 deaths and 4,575 recoveries are from Kupwara, 4,514 including 4,313 recoveries and 77 deaths are from Anantnag, 4,367 cases including 4,167 and 50 deaths are from Bandipora, 4,128 including 3,870 recoveries and 37 deaths are from Ganderbal, 2,582 including 2,473 recoveries and 50 deaths are from Kulgam and 2,313 including 2,209 recoveries and 37 deaths are from Shopian.
With fresh cases the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 64,730 including 60,358 recoveries and 1,091 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 43,089 including 40,534 recoveries and 572 deaths.
The total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 5,264 including 3,281 from Kashmir division. With 570 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 100,892, which is 93.57 percent of the total cases.