Jammu and Kashmir reported nine more COVID-19 deaths on Monday, taking their number to 321 as 470 new cases of the infection took the tally in the Union territory to 18,390.
Of the fresh cases, 161 are from Jammu region and 309 are in the Kashmir Valley, officials said.
“Nine people, who were COVID-19 positive, have died over the past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir,” they said, adding all of them were reported from the Kashmir Valley.
Of the 321 fatalities reported in the Union territory, 298 were from the Valley and 23 were from the Jammu region, the officials said.
There are now 7,667 active cases in Jammu and Kashmir, while 10,402 patients have recovered from the infection, they added. The new cases detected on Monday include 79 people who had returned to the Union territory recently.
The officials said Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded the highest of 132 new positive cases, followed by 53 in Anantnag.
In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 4133 cases followed by Baramulla with 1784, Kulgam 1468, Shopian 1391, Anantnag 1229, Pulwama 1257, Kupwara 1041, Budgam 1151, Bandipora 652, and Ganderbal 351.
In Jammu division, Jammu district has 897 cases, Rajouri 577, Ramban 502, Kathua 475, Udhampur 409, Samba 386, Doda 257, Poonch 187, Reasi 114, and Kishtwar 129. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 18390—14457 in Kashmir and 3933 in Jammu.