Rajouri Man Dies Of Covid-19, J&K Toll Jumps To 53

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Srinagar- A 65-year-old man from Rajouri district, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died at a hospital in Jammu on Friday, taking the number of coronavirus-related fatalities in Jammu and Kashmir to 53, officials said.

“A Covid-19 positive patient (65) from Sialsui village of Rajouri’s Kalakote Tehsil passed away today morning at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu,” the officials said.

They said the sexagenarian man was admitted to the hospital on June 1 with head injuries after falling off from stairs.

“He was shifted to isolation ward of the hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 on June 2,” they added.

With fresh fatality, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 53— 47 in Valley and 6 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, Rajouri & Udhampur.

156 More Test Covid-19 Positive

Meanwhile 156 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the number of cases in J&K to 4,730, officials said.

“156 new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 88 of them are from Jammu, 68 are from Kashmir,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 38 were reported from Shopian  26 from Kathua, 21 from Ramban,14 from Samba, 12 from Poonch, eight from Jammu, seven from Baramulla, six from Budgam, five each from Kupwara & Srinagar, four from Pulwama, three from Doda, two each from Kulgam & Rajouri and one each from Anantnag, Reasi & Kishtwar, they said.

They said that 266 more patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 4,730 out of which 3,633 are in Kashmir, while 1,097 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 2,591 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in J&K — 1,853 in Kashmir and 738 in Jammu — and 2,086 (1,733 from Kashmir and 353 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 53 COVID-19 deaths so far (47 from Kashmir, 6 from Jammu), including the one that took place on Friday.

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