Kashmir Reports 2 More Covid-19 Deaths, J&K Toll Rises To 33


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J&K Records New 117 Covid-19 Cases 

Srinagar- Two more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 33, officials said here on Tuesday.

The fresh fatalities include a 27-year-old man from Lolab area of Kupwara and an 80-year-old woman from Khanpora area of Baramulla, they said.

The test report of the man, who had died at SMHS hospital here on Monday, came back positive for COVID-19 this afternoon, they said.

He was suffering from bilateral pneumonia with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He is the youngest patient to die due to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

The officials said the elderly woman, who also died on Monday, has also tested positive for COVID-19.

The said that she had many comorbidities like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and others.

The woman was the mother-in-law of a 55-year-old man who died of the covid-19 last week.

With these fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 33- 29 in Kashmir and four in Jammu.

So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities—seven followed Baramulla with six deaths, Anantnag five, Kulgam four, two each from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu while one death each has been reported from Bandipora,Kupwara, Doda and Udhampur. 

J&K Records New 117 Covid-19 Cases 

Meanwhile Coronavirus cases show no sign of decline as 117 more people, including nine expecting mothers and over a dozen policemen on Tuesday tested Covid-19 positive in Jammu and Kashmir, raising the number of infected across the Union Territory to 2718.

Of the 117 new cases, 40 are from Jammu and 77 from Kashmir, they said. The total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now reached 2,718.

“Of these, 2,076 are in Kashmir and 642 in the Jammu region,” the officials added.

Srinagar reported 15 cases, Pulwama 14, Jammu 13, Kulgam 11, Kupwara 10, Ramban and Poonch nine each, Budgam eight, Baramulla and Shopian seven each, Bandipora five, Rajouri 3, Kathua and Udhampur 2 each while one each were reported from Samba and Doda.

Among the fresh cases, 36 include travelers while 81 are others. Srinagar’s tally rose to 311 and joined two south Kashmir district in having more than 300 cases— Anantnag (349) and Kulgam (311).  Out of the total cases, 1732 are active positive—503 in Jammu and 1229 in Valley— while 953 have recovered and include seven who were discharged today while 33 others have died.

Among the fresh cases, 44 were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories at CD hospital, 22 at SKIMS Soura, 19 at army’s command hospital, and six at SKIMS hospital Bemina.

The Srinagar cases include 47-year-old from Lal Bazar, 46-year-old from Bota Kadal, seven from Safa Kadal— 13-year-old girl, three female, two of them 42-year-old and 52-year-old besides 2-year-old boy, 47-year-old and 52-year-old men, he said.  The other cases from Srinagar include 47-year-old man from Mulfaq Hazratbal, 72-year-old man from Baghwanpora, 29-year-old Alamgari Bazar, 76-year-old from Parraypora and 29-year-old woman from Bemina.

The three cases from Shopian include 37-year-old, 22-year-old and 60-year-old women from Ramnagri.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina said that out of the samples processed at the hospital’s diagnostic laboratory till afternoon today, six came out to be positive. They include three men (aged 39, 40 & 25 years)—two from Magam and one from Chadoora. The three other cases, he said, include three females (aged 65, 23 and 32 years)—one from Hyderpora and two from Magam.

Among the cases, 19 were confirmed at Army’s Command Hospital Udhampur. Nine of them were from Ramban, eight from Poonch and two from Udhampur district, officials said. (With GNS inputs)




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