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COVID: Couple dies just hours apart, 17 children test +ve in Jammu region  




Jammu: An aged couple hailing from village from Jammu region died of Coronavirus just hours apart in the premier health institution.

As per the reports, a 80-years old man succumbed to the virus late last night, his wife 70 breathed her last early Friday.

The couple belonged to Kirpind in RS Pura tehsil of Jammu district died of Coronavirus just hours apart in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu.

They were admitted in the GMC Jammu for last four to five days. While the man was co-morbid, the woman had COVID Pneumonia only.

Though the woman tested negative for the virus yesterday, the couple was cremated together at 3.30 pm today at Shastri Nagar cremation ground as per COVID protocol as per wishes of the family members.

The  Jammu region on Friday reported 13 deaths while 599 tested positive in the Jammu region today as recoveries remained above 1000 further bringing down active positive cases to 10612.

In another shocking development, 17 were children below the age of 18 years tested positive.

In Rajouri district out of 73 persons tested positive for the virus, 17 were children below the age of 18 years. The positive children hailed from different areas including villages of Rajouri.

Health experts had earlier cautioned that third wave of COVID-19 could impact the children. However, some of the experts were of the view that going by precautions by the people and preparations by the Government, the third wave might not come.

With new cases, Jammu region’s Corona count has reached 1,14,098 including 10612 active positives, 1,01,526 recoveries and 1960 casualties.
Meanwhile, the Union Territory of Ladakh today reported two COVID casualties and 113 new cases.
A 78-year-old Nepali and a man from Leh were among the two deaths, both of which were reported in Leh district.
Among 113 new cases, 91 were reported in Leh and 22 in Kargil.
Ladakh now has 18954 Corona cases, Among them, 1505 are active positives while 17256 have recovered from the virus and there have been 193 casualties. The deaths include 139 in


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