2 women among 3 die of Corona in Jammu, one in Leh

Ex-Chief Secy, wife, 3 of family test +ve

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 2: Two women were among three persons who succumbed to COVID-19 in Jammu region today and 134 persons tested positive including former Chief Secretary Vijay Bakaya and his wife and three members of a family from Bantalab as 245 others recovered from the virus.
A 72-year-old woman from Banihal in Ramban district died of Coronavirus at her home.
A 75-year-old woman from Kishtwar died of co-morbidities and pathogen in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu while 65-year-old man from RS Pura in Jammu district died in the Military Hospital Satwari. He was also co-morbid and positive for the virus.
Among 134 persons who tested positive for Coronavirus, 108 belonged to Jammu district and all but two of them were locals.
Former Chief Secretary and ex-MLC Vijay Bakaya and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 today. Their son is already positive for the virus.
Three members of a family from Bantalab also reported positive for pathogen.
Seven positive cases were reported from Ramban, four Kathua, three each Rajouri, Poonch and Samba and two each from Udhampur, Doda and Kishtwar districts. Reasi district didn’t report any Corona case today.
With today’s three Corona casualties, the death toll in Jammu region has gone up to 499, the highest being 259 in Jammu district followed by 47 in Rajouri, 46 Doda, 32 Udhampur, 31 Kathua, 25 Samba, 22 Poonch, 15 Kishtwar, 14 Ramban and eight in Reasi district.
Among 245 Corona patients who recovered from the virus today, 133 hailed from Jammu district, 32 Kishtwar, 20 Udhampur, 18 Poonch, 16 Reasi, 11 Doda, nine Kathua and six in Rajouri district. No recoveries were reported from Samba and Ramban districts.
Jammu region now has 38094 Corona cases. Among them, 1705 are active positives while 35890 have recovered from the virus and there have been 499 casualties.
Meanwhile, the Union Territory of Ladakh today reported one Corona casualty and 70 new cases.
The fatality was reported from Leh district, which has taken UT’s toll to 76—38 each in Leh and Kargil districts.
The person who died in Leh was 78-year-old man from Choglamsar.
Of 70 new cases, 68 were reported from Leh and two in Kargil district.
Ladakh has total of 6357 cases. Of them, 610 are active positives and 5671 have recovered.