5 More Deaths In A Day Take Covid-19 Toll In J&K To 51


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61 More Test Covid-19 Positive

Srinagar: Coronavirus on Tuesday claimed five more lives, two from north and three from south Kashmir, raising the total number of fatalities due to the deadly disease in the Union Territory to 51.

Professor Farooq Jan, medical Superintendent SKIMS, said that a 31-year-old man from DH Pora Kulgam who was admitted on June 5 died at 5:50 pm, reports said.

 “He was a case of HTN, CKD. He was on Haemodialysis with right sided lung consolidation. After testing positive he was admitted in infectious disease block,” he said.

Meanwhile, a 70-year-old cancer patient, who had tested positive for the covid-19 a week ago, died at CD hospital.

However, his latest swab sample, taken before his death, returned negative for the covid-19 this afternoon, said Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD Hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of virus.

“He was suffering last stage of Cancer. His first sample returned positive a week ago,” Dr Tak said. “We had taken his repeat sample which came out to be negative,” he added.

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo said that the patient was having late stage malignancy and had tested positive for COVID. “He was admitted in CD Hospital. However his follow up test came negative but he died.”

Earlier, Valley reported two deaths due to the novel coronavirus including a 70-year-old covid-19 patient from Panzath village in Qazigund area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district who died at GMC Anantnag.

Prior to him, a 52-year-old man, who was an auto driver by profession died at the CD hospital today.

Late night, another Covid-19 death was reported by the doctors at the SMHS hospital. The victim, a septuagenarian from Rohmoo Pulwama had died on June 8 at the SMHS hospital here. His swab samples came out to be positive, a day after his death.

“His sample was taken on June 7 and it came out to be positive,” Medical Superintendent, SMHS hospital, Dr Nazir choudhary told GNS.

“He had pneumonia as underlying disease,” he added.

With the fatalities, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 51— 46 in Valley and 5 in Jammu division.

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

61 More Test Covid-19 Positive

Meanwhile a paramedic and two expecting mothers were among 61 more people, who tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the number of cases in J&K to 4,346, officials said.

“61 new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 44 of them are from Kashmir, 17 are from Jammu,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 13 were reported from Srinagar, nine from Budgam, seven from Kupwara, five from Baramulla,  four each from Anantnag, Kishtwar & Jammu, three each from Reasi & Kathua,  two each from Kulgam & Ramban and one each from Shopian, Pulwama Ganderbal, Bandipora & Udhampur, they said.

They said that 182 patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 4,346, out of which 3,407 are in Kashmir, while 939 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 2,792 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in J&K — 2,099 in Kashmir and 693 in Jammu — and 1,506 (1,265 from Kashmir and 241 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 51 COVID-19 deaths so far (46 from Kashmir, 5 from Jammu), including the four deaths that took place on Tuesday.





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