Four Die Of Covid-19 In A Day, J&K Toll Jumps To 40

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143 More Test Covid-19 Positive In J&K

Srinagar: Four more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the total number of fatalities due to the disease in the Union Territory to 40, reports and officials said.

While three deaths took place in the Kashmir Valley, another was recorded in the Jammu region, they said.

A 70-year-old man from Shopian district of south Kashmir died at Chest Diseases Hospital, which is a designated COVID-19 facility, here on Saturday, the officials said.

They said the patient was admitted to the hospital this morning with pneumonia.

He was shifted from Shopian hospital and had tested positive for COVID-19, they added.

Another 70-year-old man, a resident of Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, died at SMHS hospital here this morning and his sample returned positive for the coronavirus in the evening, the officials said.

He was brought to the hospital around 2:30 to 3 am on Saturday and died within an hour after admission, they said.

The officials said the man had multiple problems and died of bilateral pneumonia.

The third casualty was reported from JLNM hospital Rainawari this evening.

“The 70-year-old patient from Baghat Barzaulla died at the hospital four days after he was admitted. His reports came positive for coronavirus two days ago,” JLNM Medical Superintendent, Dr Roshan Din Kasana told GNS. “He had comorbidities,” he added.

A 62-year-old woman died at a hospital in Jammu earlier in the day.

The woman, a resident of Miran Sahib area, was admitted to the Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu last month in a critical condition. She had tested positive for COVID-19 on May 25, the officials said.

With the latest fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone up to 40- 35 in Kashmir and five in Jammu.

So far Srinagar district with ten deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by seven in Baramulla, five in Anantnag, four each in Kulgam & Shopian, three in Jammu, two each in Budgam & Kupwara while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Doda & Udhampur.

143 More Test Covid-19 Positive In J&K

Meanwhile 143 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturdy, taking the number of cases in J&K to 3,467, officials said.

“143 new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 100 of them are from Kashmir, 43 are from Jammu,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 64 cases were reported from Shopian, 14 from Bandipora, 11 from Kathua, 10 from Jammu, nine from Baramulla, six from Udhampur, four each from Budgam, Rajouri & Ramban, three each from Anantnag, Srinagar, Kulgam & Poonch, two each from Samba & Reasi and one from Doda, they said.

They said that 40 patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 3,467, out of which 2,615 are in Kashmir, while 852 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 2,302 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in J&K — 1,646 in Kashmir and 656 in Jammu — and 833 (743 from Kashmir and 90 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 40 COVID-19 (35 from Kashmir, 5 from Jammu) deaths so far, including the four deaths that took place on Saturday.

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