Baramulla Man Dies of Covid-19, 3 Expecting Mothers Among 28 New Cases


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Srinagar- A 55-year-old man, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Tuesday, taking the coronavirus death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 17, officials said.

The man from Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district at tertiary care hospital this morning, said  Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS Soura.

He said the patient died of cardiac arrest.

The man was a cancer patient and had tested positive for coronavirus, Dr Jan said.

With his death, the number of COVID-related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 17—15 of them in Kashmir and two in the Jammu division.

Yesterday, the Valley saw highest single-day spike in deaths with three elderly patients, all from south Kashmir, becoming victims of the deadly disease.

The Srinagar district has reported 5 of the deaths, highest in any district, followed by Baramulla (4) and Anantnag (3) while one each  death has been reported in Bandipora, Budgam, Kulgam, Udhampur, and Jammu.

3 Expecting Mothers Among 28 Test Covid-19 Positive

Earlier with 28 fresh cases the number of Covid-19 patients crossed the 1300 mark in J&K. They include two expecting mothers and two minors.

Out of the 28 fresh cases that were reported today, 22 are from Kashmir Valley and the remaining six from Jammu province, officials said. The new cases in a day brought the tally to 1,317 in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

“Of these, 1151 are in Kashmir, while 166 are in the Jammu region,” the officials added.

In Kashmir, 11 Covid-19 positive are from Anantnag, seven from Kulgam, two from Baramulla and one each from Ganderbal and Pulwama  districts–while six are from Jammu—two each from Kathua and Udhampur besides one each from Samba and Rajouri, reports said.

13 tests came positive at the testing lab of Chest Diseases hospital Srinagar here today.

They include nine from Anantnag district while one each is from Kulgam (24-year-old man from Yaripora), Sopore (43-year-old male), Kangan Ganderbal (33-year-old pregnant woman) and Hajabagh Baramulla (41-year-old male, admitted in Jammu.)

The Anantnag cases include 29-year-old from Kokernag (admitted to Jammu), 2 pregnant women –25-year-old from Sanglar and 34-year-old from Kathur) besides 35-year-old woman from Kathur, 20-year-old man from Harteng, 22-year-old woman from Dooru, 20-year-old man from Watzan  and 35-year-old from Katriteng area.

At SKIMS, valley’s premier health insitutte, nine camples were confirmed positive for Covid-19 by the viral diagnostic lab of the hospital.

They include six from Kulgam district—12-year-old boy, two men—aged 25 and 40— besides 40-year-old woman from Karewa while two others, one a 14-year-old girl and 27-year-old woman, are from Chatabal area.

The three other cases reported at SKIMS include 52-year-old woman from Reshipora Pulwama, 23-year-old from Tailwani Anantnag with travel history to Gurgaon and 43-year-old man from Rajouri Jammu.

Six other samples were confirmed at the army’s Command Hospital Udhampur and include three from Kathua, one each from Samba, Anantnag, and Udhampur districts, sources said.

A total of 647 people (585 in Kashmir, 62 in Jammu) have recovered from the infection, leaving 653 active cases in the Union Territory – 551 in Kashmir and 102 in the Jammu region, they said.

The UT has witnessed 17 (15 from Kashmir, 2 from Jammu) coronavirus-related deaths , including the one that took place on Tuesday.

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