2 More Covid-19 Patients Die In Kashmir, J&K Toll 87

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24 Soldiers, 8 Cops Among 148 Test Positive

Srinagar-  Two COVID-19 patients died in Kashmir during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities due to the disease in Jammu and Kashmir to 87, officials said on Tuesday.

An 85-year-old man from  Kadar area of Kulgam district, was suffering from heart block and hypertension. He died at S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Hospital, they said.

A 58-year-old woman from Srinagar district’s Natipora area died late last night at Chest Diseases Hospital, the officials said.

She was suffering from pneumonia, diabetes and hypertension, they said.

With these two deaths, the number of COVID-19 related fatalities in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 87— 77 in Valley and 10 in Jammu division.

Srinagar, with 20 deaths tops the list of Covid-19 fatalities followed by 14 in Baramulla, 11 in Kulgam, 10 in Shopian, seven in Jammu, six each in Budgam & Anantnag, five in Kupwara, four in Pulwama and one each in Bandipora, Udhampur, Doda and Rajouri districts.

24 Soldiers, 8 Cops Among 148 Test Positive

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 148 new cases of coronavirus, including 24 soldiers and eight policemen, taking the number of infected people across the Union Territory to 6236.

“148 new Covid-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 128 of them are from Kashmir, 20 are from Jammu,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 45 cases were reported from Pulwama, 28 from Srinagar, 16 each from Kulgam & Baramulla, seven from Kupwara, six from Anantnag, five each from Bandipora, Ganderbal, Ramban & Kathua, three from Reasi, two each from Doda, Udhampur & Samba and one from Jammu, they said.

While 74 new cases were confirmed at SKIMS Soura, 33 fresh cases were reported by the Chest diseases hospital here. SKIMS Bemina also reported eight new cases of Covid-19, officials said.

Among the new cases, include 24 soldiers, all posted in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and associated with army’s counter insurgency units of 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, and 49 Rashtriya Rifles. Besides it, five cops from Police Training School (PTS) Manigam, two from District police lines (DPL) Baramulla and one from DPL Kulgam tested positive for Covid-19, officials said.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 6,236 out of which 4,840 are in Kashmir, while 1,396 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 2,507 active cases of the coronavirus disease in J&K — 1,994 in Kashmir and 513 in Jammu — and 3,642 (2,769 from Kashmir and 873 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 87 Covid-19 (77 from Kashmir, 10 from Jammu) deaths so far.

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