Kashmir Records 5 Covid-19 Deaths In A Day, Toll In J&K 46


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Srinagar- Kashmir recorded five more COVID-19 related deaths including of a CRPF personnel, taking the total number of fatalities due to the disease in Jammu and Kashmir to 45, officials said on Monday

The 40-year-old CRPF jawan, who was posted in Anantnag district in south Kashmir, was admitted to SKIMS hospital here on Thursday with acute respiratory distress syndrome, the officials said.

They said the sample of the trooper, who hailed from Uttar Pradesh, was taken on Friday and it returned positive for COVID-19.

His condition became critical and he passed away late Sunday night due to the sudden cardiac arrest, the officials said.

This is the first COVID-19 related death of a security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

A 35-year-old man from the Miskeen Bagh area of Khanyar here died at the Chest Diseases (CD) hospital — hours after he was shifted there from the SMHS hospital, the officials said.

They said the patient was shifted after he tested positive for coronavirus.

He was admitted to the SMHS hospital due to a head injury received in an accident, the officials added.

In the third death, a 55-year-old man — a resident of Pampore in Pulwama district of south Kashmir — died at the SMHS hospital on Monday, the officials said.

They said the man was suffering from bilateral pneumonia among other underlying ailments and tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

A 65-year-old man from the Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district died at the CD hospital here in the afternoon, eleven days after he was admitted to the facility, the officials said.

The patient had tested positive for the virus and had several underlying problems, they said.

In the fifth death, a 70-year-old woman from Baramulla died at SMHS Hospital here this evening, they said.

The officials said the woman, who was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, was admitted at the hospital on Saturday and she tested positive for coronavirus last night.

With the latest fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone up to 46- 41 in Kashmir Valley and 5 in Jammu division.

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

198 More Test Covid-19 Positive

Meanwhile 198 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the number of cases in J&K to 4,285, officials said.

“198 new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 165 of them are from Kashmir, 33 are from Jammu,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 40 were reported from Budgam, 33 from Baramulla, 31 from Shopian, 14 from Anantnag, 12 from Jammu, 11 each from Kupwara & Kathua, 10 from Kulgam, nine each from Srinagar & Bandipora, seven from Pulwama, four each from Poonch & Samba and one each from Ganderbal, Rajouri & Doda, they said.

They said that 108 patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 4,285, out of which 3,363 are in Kashmir, while 922 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 2,916 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in J&K — 2,211 in Kashmir and 705 in Jammu — and 1,324 (1,112 from Kashmir and 212 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 45 COVID-19 deaths so far (40 from Kashmir, 5 from Jammu), including the four deaths that took place on Monday.


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