3 More Covid-19 Deaths in J&K, 12 Cops Among New Positives


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Srinagar- Three more Covid-19 patients died in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of fatalities due to the disease in J&K to 91, officials said on Thursday.

While the two deaths were reported from Kashmir, one was reported from Poonch district of Jammu division.

A 65-year-old woman from Budgam died at SKIMS Soura on Thursday, the officials said.

A resident of Nasrullahpora Budgam, the sexagenarian died at 05:20 p.m. due cardiopulmonary arrest, they said

“The patient was admitted on June 13 as Covid 19 positive patient. She was known case of HTN ,CKD STAGE-III, with Sheehans syndrome,” the officials said.

She was admitted through emergency and then shifted to isolation after patient came out positive on June 14, they added.

Earlier, two days after his death and subsequent burial, the swab sample result of a 75-year-old man from Mehjoor Nagar area of Srinagar returned positive for the covid-19 on Thursday, the officials said.

They said the septuagenarian was admitted to SMHS Hospital on Monday. His swab sample for Covid-19 was taken on same day. The patient died on Tuesday.

“The family had taken the body forcibly and buried it later,” they added.

The third fatality was that of a 57-year-old Covid-19 positive man from Poonch, who died at GMC Jammu on Wednesday night, the officials said.

The quinquagenarian was admitted to the hospital on June 19 and was suffering from diabetes and acute renal failure, they said.

With these deaths, the number of COVID-19 related fatalities in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 91— 80 in Valley and 11 in Jammu division.

Srinagar, with 22 deaths tops the list of Covid-19 fatalities followed by 14 in Baramulla, 11 in Kulgam, 10 in Shopian, seven each in Budgam & Jammu, six in Anantnag, five in Kupwara, four in Pulwama and one each in Bandipora, Udhampur, Doda, Poonch and Rajouri districts.  (with GNS inputs)

10 CRPF Men, 2 Cops Among 127 Test Positive

Meanwhile 10 paramilitary personnel and two cops were among 127 new cases of novel coronavirus reported from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, raising the overall tally of positive cases across the Union Territory to 6549.

“127 new Covid-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 113 of them are from Kashmir, 14 are from Jammu,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 35 cases were reported from Kulgam followed by 33 from Srinagar, 15 from Baramulla, 12 from Shopian, nine from Kupwara, six from Ganderbal,  four from Jammu, three each from Bandipora, Kathua & Rajouri, two form Samba and one each from Doda & Reasi, they said.

The ten CRPF personnel who tested Covid-19 positive today are from 186, 167 and 08 battalion. Besides it, two policemen, one from district police lines (DPL) Baramulla and one from Police Complex Zewan were also reported coronavirus positive by hospital authorities today.

A 23-year-old soldier from Badamibagh cantonment here was also reported Covid-19 by the officials at the Chest Diseases hospital.

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

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 6,549 out of which 5,111 are in Kashmir, while 1,438 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 2,492 active cases of the coronavirus disease in J&K — 2,022 in Kashmir and 470 in Jammu — and 3,967 (3,010 from Kashmir and 957 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 91 Covid-19 (80 from Kashmir, 11 from Jammu) deaths so far.

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