5 Doctors, 7 Pregnant Women Among 182 More Covid-19 Positives in J&K


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Woman Dies Of Covid-19, Toll In J&K Reaches 36

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded another big jump in Covid-19 cases, as 182 more people, including five doctors and seven pregnant women tested positive for virus, taking the number of infected persons in the Union Territory to 3324.

While 108 cases were reported from the Valley, 74 others came positive from Jammu province.

In Valley, Shopian district topped the new cases tally as 42 people tested Covid-19 positive from the south Kashmir district. Srinagar reported 22 fresh cases, while Kupwara had 13, Budgam 9, Baramulla 7, Anantnag 6, Bandipora 4, Kulgam and Pulwama districts 2 each and Ganderbal reported on a new single case of coronavirus.

Similarly, Udhampur in Jammu province reported 26 new cases, Jammu district 12, Ramban and Kathua 11 each, Doda 5, Samba 4, Rajouri and Poonch 2 each while Reasi reported a single case today.

At the Chest Diseases hospital here, 64 reports came out positive for coronavirus. Those include five doctors, including three from SMHS hospital here and seven pregnant women.

SKIMS viral diagnostic lab reported 34 Covid-19 positive cases today. Among them 12 are from Kupwara, eight from Srinagar, four from Bandipora, two each from Shopian, Baramulla and Budgam besides one each from Anantnag, Shopian and Rajouri.

13 other cases of Covid19 were reported from SKIMS Bemina.

Woman Dies Of Covid-19, Toll In J&K Reaches 23

Meanwhile a day after a 65-year-old woman from Srinagar died at SMHS hospital here, her swab sample has returned positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said on Friday.

A resident of Batamaloo, she became the ninth Srinagar resident and 36th in the J&K to succumb to the virus.

“She was brought to the hospital on Thursday morning. She had many underlying ailments including pneumonia and died later,” Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical superintendent SMHS hospital.

Her samples, he said, returned positive for Covid-19 late last night.

With the latest fatality, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone up to 36. So far Srinagar district with nine deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla seven, Anantnag five, Kulgam four, two each from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Kupwara Doda and Udhampur.

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