With 25 fresh Covid-19 cases, total in J&K rises to 209

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Srinagar, April 19 (GNS): Jammu and Kashmir reported 25 new cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 209, official sources told GNS.

They said that among the fresh cases include 18 in Kashmir Valley and seven in Jammu.

Among the 18 cases in Kashmir Valley, sources said 10 are said to from Kupwara and Baramulla districts of north Kashmir.

Regarding Jammu cases, they said, six are contacts of a 61-year-old woman who died on April 8 and are all residents of Udhampur district, the home town of the deceased woman who was cremated at Jammu yesterday “in accordance with her wish.”

With these fresh cases, 209 have tested positive for the dreaded disease so far in Jammu and Kashmir and include 170 in Kashmir and 29 in Jammu division. (GNS)

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