J&K reports 5 more COVID-19 deaths, toll 249


Five people — including two from Pulwama, once each from Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu — died due to COVID-19 since late Sunday evening, taking the death toll due to the virus in the Union Territory of J&K to 249.

With these deaths, 214 people have lost their lives due to infection in 46 days, and 234 people in 60 day in J&K, where 701 new positive cases were reported on Sunday, taking the total number of infected persons to 13,899.

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Last week recorded the highest death took in a week with 62 people, including three CRPF jawans, dying due to the infection in J&K.

Srinagar district with 62 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (52), Kulgam (24), 18 each in Shopian, Anantnag and Budgam, Pulwama (15), Kupwara (13), Jammu(12), Bandipora (5), Ganderbal (4), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua.