Of total 4000 deaths in UT, virus claims 780 lives in summer capital
Srinagar, Jun 01: Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, has topped the list of Covid related deaths the district alone witnessed 780 out of 4000 total deaths in Union Territory.
The total 780 deaths means that Srinagar has contributed 39 per cent deaths in Kashmir division.
The deaths reported include mostly elderly people and patients having under lying problems, however, among the dead were some young people with no underlying problems as well.
The pandemic devastated many families in Jammu and Kashmir as several have lost their lone bread earners. Figures available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), suggest that 4,000 people died in J&K due to the Covid-19 that includes 2000 from Kashmir region.
“The fatality rate in Srinagar district is 1.18 percent while as overall fatality rate in Kashmir is 1.11 percent,” the figures reveal. “The recovery rate in Srinagar is 92.14 percent while as the overall recovery rate of Kashmir is 86.55 percent. There are 4,348 active cases in Srinagar while as total active cases in the division are 22,034. So far 65,163 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Srinagar among them 60,044 have already recovered.”
Srinagar has reported highest deaths in Kashmir division followed by 260 in Baramulla, 179 in Budgam, 169 in Pulwama, 161 in Anantnag, 142, in Kupwara, 102 in Kulgam, 92 in Bandipora, 69 in Ganderbal and 55 in Shopian