2 more die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, 176 fresh infections

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 176 fresh cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, raising the infection tally to 3,23,061, while two new deaths pushed the toll to 4,395, officials said.

Ninety-six of the fresh Covid-19 cases were from the Jammu division and 80 from the Kashmir division, the officials said.

They said Reasi district in the Jammu region recorded a maximum of 73 new cases — all of them travellers. Srinagar district followed with 21 fresh cases.

The number of active Covid-19 cases rose to 1,307 in the UT, while 3,17,359 patients have recovered so far from the infection, the officials said.

The mucormycosis (black fungus) infection tally remained unchanged at 38 as no fresh case was reported since Wednesday evening, they said.