7 Covid-19 Deaths In A Day Takes Toll To 72

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4 Policemen, Doctor Among 149 New Positives

Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir reported seven COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities due to coronavirus in the union territory to 72, officials said on Thursday.

While five of the deaths took place in the Kashmir valley, two people died in the Jammu region, the officials said. While four deaths took place at SMHS, another one was reported by Chest Diseases hospital here, they added.

The dead included a 65-year-old from Batamaloo and 70-year-old from Budgam all of whom passed away on Wednesday night, the officials said.

They said an 80-year-old man from Nawab Bazar area of Srinagar and a 65-year-old from Shopian passed away at the hospital on Thursday morning.

All of these patients were COVID-19 positive and had several comorbidities like hypertension, bilateral pneumonia and respiratory issues, they added.

At the CD hospital, a 55-year-old woman from Shopian, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died on Thursday evening. The woman, officials said was admitted to hospital on Wednesday and was suffering from hypertension and septicaemia.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old coronavirus positive man, who had returned from New Delhi along with three family members, died at the Government Medical College (GMC) in Jammu on Wednesday night, the officials said.

He belonged to Bohri area of Talab Tilloo belt of Jammu city, they said, adding that the family was under paid administrative quarantine at a hotel.

The officials said a 68-year-old man belonging to Kote Garhi hamlet of Akhnoor tehsil too died at the GMC Jammu.

He had tested positive for the virus and was admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital, they added.

With these fatalities, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 72— 63 in Valley and 9 in Jammu division.

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

4 Policemen, Doctor Among 149 New Positives

Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported 149 fresh cases of coronavirus, including a doctor and four policemen, taking the number of infected people in the Union Territory to 5555.

Giving district wise break, official sources said that among the fresh cases 25 were reported from Budgam followed by Pulwama (21), Baramulla (20), Undhampur (16), Kathua (12), 11 each in Jammu and Srinagar , Shopian (10), Samba (7), Anantnag (4), three each in Kulgam and Bandipora, Kupwara (2) and one each in Ganderbal and Reasi.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS said that out of the total processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 40 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said among them nine are from Shopian, eight from Pulwama, seven from Srinagar, four each from Anantnag and Baramulla, three from Bandipora, two from Kulgam and one each from Ganderbal, Budgam and Kupwara.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina said that out of 538 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 24 tested positive for COVID-19, all from Budgam.

Regarding cases reported from SKIMS Soura hospital lab, they said, two were from Kulgam: a female (75) from Dumhal and a Male ( 48) from Laktipora; four cases from Anantnag: 01 female (20) from Sandoo , 01 Male (35) from KP road Mattan , 01 female (40) from Pashward Batkkot and 01 Male (20) from kathpopra.

Nine cases from Shopian include a female (40) from Arhama , Male (60) from Sedow , female (20) from Pargochi , female (30) from imamsahib , 02 Male (47, 23) from P.S Keegam Shopian, , Male (33) from DPL Shopian, 01 Male (22) from Ferripora Shopian and 01 female (35) from Shopian

Eight cases from Pulwama include a Male (38) from Sadipora, 02 Males (45, 38) from Lassipora , female (36) from Bagh , Male (40) from PS Awantipora Pulwama, Male (27) from Beighpora Pulwama, Male (47) from DPL and Male (45) from Awantipora while one case from Budgam includes a female (26) Safapora Budgam. Three cases were reported from Bandipora: Male (32), female (32) from Rakhi Daslipora and Male (30) from Ward 5 Bandipora while one case from Ganderbal is female (31) from Nagbal Ganderbal

The cases Srinagar were from Srinagar and include 02 female (32, 37), 01 male (35) from Mujgund, 02 Male (52, 52) from Nowshehra Srinagar and 01 Male (40) from Pandach while cases from Baramulla

Include Male (25) from Kachmitipora , Male (35) from Dhobiwan Baramulla, Male (25) from Nehalpora Baramulla and Male (80) from Sopore Baramulla. (with GNS inputs)

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