May 2021 News

4,141 Fresh Covid Cases, 59 Deaths In J&K

16 May 2021

Srinagar: J&K on Sunday recorded 4,141 fresh Covid cases, raising the tally to 2,44,608, while 59 more deaths pushed the fatality count to 3,149. Of the fresh cases, 1,690 were reported from Jammu division and 2,451 from Kashmir division, officials said. Srinagar district recorded the highest of 831 cases, followed by 625 in Jammu district and 320 in Budgam district. The active cases are 51,623 in the UT, while 1,89,836 patients have recovered so far. The death toll rose to 3,149 with 59 fresh deaths in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, amid reports of shortage of vaccines in Kashmir, no jab was administered across the 10 districts in the Valley on Sunday. Ladakh's Covid tally mounted to 16,333 with 177 fresh cases while the death toll climbed to 165 as two more people succumbed to the viral disease. Of the latest deaths, one each was reported from Leh and Kargil districts, officials said. So far, Leh has reported 119 deaths and Kargil 46.