Kulgam Woman Dies Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 52


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Surgeon, 2 Cops Among 67 More Test Positive

Srinagar- A 62-year-old woman from Kulgam district of south Kashmir, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at a hospital here on Thursday, taking the number of coronavirus-related fatalities in Jammu and Kashmir to 52, officials said.

“A COVID positive patient (62) from Kulgam passed away at 9:10 am of cardiopulmonary arrest at SKIMS hospital Soura,” the officials said.

They said the patient was admitted to the hospital on June 7 as a case of acute calcular cholecystitis with hepatic flexural growth (CA Colon).

Her sample was taken on the same day and came out positive following which the patient was shifted to the infectious disease ward a day later, the officials said.

With this fatality, the death toll due to the Covid-19 has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 52— 47 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, eight 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.

Surgeon, 2 Cops Among 67 More Test Positive

Meanwhile a senior surgeon at a hospital here and two policemen were among the 67 people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the infection tally in the union territory to 4,574, officials said.

“Sixty-seven new positive cases of coronavirus were detected in the union territory on Thursday,” an official said.

According to officials, 24 of the fresh cases were from Jammu and 43 from the Kashmir region. The union territory has registered 52 deaths due to COVID-19 so far.

The officials said Thursday’s cases included 26 people who had returned to the union territory recently.

“A senior surgeon at SKIMS Hospital at Soura and two Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel are among those infected,” the official said.

Contacts of the doctor, including his colleagues, have been identified and put under isolation, the official added.

Anantnag district in south Kashmir recorded the highest number of cases at 13, followed by Jammu 11, the officials said.

They said there were no fresh cases in six districts — Shopian, Ramban, Kathua, Samba, Reasi and Kishtwar.

With Thursday’s fresh cases, the total number of infected persons in Jammu and Kashmir stood at 4,574.

Of these, 3565 are in Kashmir, while 1,009 are in the Jammu region, an official said.

There are 2,702 active cases in the union territory — 1,996 in Kashmir and 706 in Jammu — while 1,820 patients have recovered, they said.

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