COVID-19 claims 5 more lives in Valley, J&K toll 455

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley reported five more deaths due to COVID-19 overnight, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 455 in J&K, officials sources said on Saturday.

The victims, they said, include a 55-year-old woman from Malopora Pulwama, a 60-year-old man from Panzgam Kupwara, a 50-year-old woman from Natipora Srinagar, a 50-year-old man from Zaloora Sopore and a 50-year-old man from Handwara.

With these deaths, officials said, 455 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 421 were from the Valley while 34 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 148 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (78), Budgam (34), Anantnag (30), Kulgam (29), Pulwama (29), Shopian (24), Kupwara (23), Jammu (23), Bandipora (17), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua.