Two More Die Of Covid-19 In Kashmir, J&K Toll Reaches 85


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Covid-19 Crosses 6,000 Mark, 132 More Positive

Srinagar: Covid-19 on Monday claimed two more lives in Kashmir, taking the number of fatalities due to the novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 85, officials said.

A 65-year-old Covid-19 patient from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district died at the SMHS hospital here, officials said.

The patient, hailing from Kakapora area of Pulwama, was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, hypertension and diabetes. He died at the SMHS hospital here on Sunday night, the officials said.

“His COVID-19 test results came positive on Monday morning,” they added.

Later in the day, the Chest Diseases hospital confirmed death of a middle-aged man at the hospital.

58-year-old Covid-19 patient from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at a hospital here, taking the number of fatalities due to the novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 85, officials said.

The Covid-19 patient, hailing from Kokernag area of Anantnag district died at CD hospital Srinagar on Monday afternoon, the officials said.

They said the Patient was shifted to the hospital from GMC Anantnag on Friday and was suffering from thyroid and pneumonia.

“The patient was on ventilator and died at around 4 p.m,” the officials said.

With two more fatalities, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 85— 75 in Valley and 10 in Jammu division.

Srinagar, with 19 deaths tops the list of Covid-19 fatalities followed by 14 in Baramulla, 10 each in Shopian & Kulgam, seven in Jammu, six each in Budgam & Anantnag, five in Kupwara, four in Pulwama and one  each in Bandipora, Udhampur, Doda and Rajouri districts

Covid-19 Crosses 6,000 Mark, 132 More Positive

Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir crossed six thousand mark on Monday after 132 more people tested positive for virus, officials said.

132 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, taking the number of cases in J&K to 6,088, officials said.

“132 new Covid-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 122 of them are from Kashmir, 10 are from Jammu,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 22 each cases were reported from Srinagar & Shopian followed by 20 from Budgam, 18 from Baramulla, 13 from Kupwara, 12 from Kulgam, 10 from Pulwama, five from Poonch, three from Bandipora, two each from Anantnag & Kathua and one each from Jammu, Rajouri & Doda they said.

They said that 149 more patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 6,088 out of which 4,712 are in Kashmir, while 1,376 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 2,472 active cases of the coronavirus disease in J&K — 1,928 in Kashmir and 544 in Jammu — and 3,531 (2,709 from Kashmir and 822 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 85 Covid-19 (75 from Kashmir, 10 from Jammu) deaths so far.

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