Srinagar, May 5: Covid crisis continued to claim lives in Jammu and Kashmir as 38 deaths were reported in the union territory since last evening taking the total number of pandemic-related deaths to 2,496.

Official sources said these deaths have the pushed the number of people killed by coronavirus to 2,496 in the UT. Jammu and Kashmir Reports 4,650 New COVID-19 Cases, 37 Deaths in Past 24 Hours

Of the patients who succumbed on Wednesday is a 25-year-old youth and an 85-year-old man.

Authorities have extended the ongoing corona curfew in 5 districts -- Jammu, Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla and Samba till May 10.

Officials said this extension is based on the increasing numbers of positive cases in these 5 districts.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 05, 2021 03:12 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website