BSF Trooper, 5 Others Die Of Covid-19 in J&K

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Srinagar: A Border Security Forces personal was among six persons who died due to Covid-19 in the Kashmir Valley on Monday, taking the fatality count due to the coronavirus in the J&K to 139.

The trooper from 33 Battalion died at BSF Sector Headquarters in Panthachowk due to Covid-19, official sources said.

Previously, five persons died, including a 55-year-old woman from Uri Baramulla along with two other persons—90-year-old man from Tangmarg and 75-year-old man from Rafiabad— from the north Kashmir’s district besides a 56-year-old man from Budgam and a 65-year-old from Kulgam.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS the woman from Boniyar Uri passed away at 8 a.m. today.

“She was case of Rheumatic Heart Disease Associated with Congestive Cardiac Failure and Respiratory Tract Infection,” Professor Jan said. The woman, he said, was in “IDB on high flow oxygen and was very sick.”

Regarding the 56-year-old man from Budgam district, Professor Jan said that he was suffering “HTN, CKD and bilateral Community acquired pneumonia.”

“The patient was also on dialysis as well. He expired today early morning at 4 am,” he said.

Meanwhile a 65-year-old man from DH Pora died at the hospital on Monday evening.

“He was admitted on 29 June in medical emergency and was shifted to Medical Observation where sample was taken. The patient came positive and was shifted to Infectious Disease Block as a case of Hypertension,T2DM with Encephalopathy with septic uremic and B/L CAP,” he said. The patient died at  9.30 p.m. today, Professor Jan added.

As regards the nonagenarian, a resident of Tangmarg area of Baramulla, Medical Superintendent CD hospital, Dr. Saleem Tak, said that he was admitted on June 26 and died at 2:00 a.m. today.

“He was suffering from hypertension, cardiac ailments and bilateral pneumonia,” he said.

Meanwhile, the 75-year-old man from Rafiabad died at SMHS hospital here, medical superintendent Dr Nazir Chouldhary said. Admitted on July 4, he said that the septuagenarian was suffering from various ailments.

With these deaths, 139 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K— 125 from the Valley and 14 from Jammu division.

Srinagar, with 33 deaths tops the list of Covid-19 fatalities followed by 26 in Baramulla, 17 in Kulgam, 13 in Shopian, 11 in Anantnag, 10 in Budgam, eight in Jammu, seven in Kupwara, four in Pulwama, three in Bandipora, two in Doda and one each , Ganderbal Udhampur, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts.

246 Covid-19 New Cases In J&K, Tally Rises To 8675

Among Fresh Cases Include 5 Form CRPF, 3 Police, 1 Army; 63 More People Discharged   

Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 246 Covid-19 infections, taking the overall tally of the cases to 8675 in J&K.

Officials said that 36 cases were reported from Jammu division while 210 from Kashmir Valley and  includes five from paramilitary CRPF, three from  police and one from army besides two pregnant women and as many as minors.

Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, officials said that Srinagar reported 65, Kulgam 49, Baramulla 41, Pulwama 34, Samba 13, Shopian 12, Jammu six, Kathua five, Rajouri four, three each in Budgam Kupwara and Reasi besides one each in Anantnag, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Udhampur and Poonch.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura said that out of the 2234 samples were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, 117 returned positive for the virus.

According to Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura they include 47 from Kulgam, 34 from Pulwama, 13 from Srinagar, six from Baramulla, five each from Budgam, and CRPF battalions, two from Anantnag besides one each from Bandipora, Kupwara, Shopian, NA (Address Not Available) and Uttar Pradesh.

The cases from Kulgam include Male (36) From Watihal, Male (37) and female (40) from Gundipora, two Males (30, 30) from Gopalpora, Male (48) from Khull, Male (55) from Gadihama,  four Males (40 each) from Nehama , Male (38) from Adigen , two Male (35, 45) from Samnoo , Male (30) from Moedgan, Male (45) from Gudder , two Males (22, 24) from Nandimarg, Male (30) from Aharbal , Male (25) from Hanjan , eight Males (28, 60, 40, 20, 29, 65, 42, 30) from DH Pora , two Males (22, 24) from KB Pora,, Male (44) from Waripora , Male (69) from Laisoo , Male (31) from Nagam , Male (30) from Kadder, female (38) from Check Hanjan , two females (20, 15) from Kulgam, Male (26) from 9 RR battalion Kulgam, eight Males (40, 37, 27, 31, 36, 37, 26, 33) from Hq/18 Kulgam and female (75) from Yaripora Kulgam.

The cases from Pulwama include Male (37) from Khandermoh , two Males (61, 45) and female (36) from Pinglena , two Male (37, 24) and four female (28, 24, 60, 38) from Draklern Abhama , Male (06) and female (35) from Jawbhara Awantipora , female (14) from Gulzar pora , Male (24) from Chandergam Tral, Male (37) from Kund Qazigund  and eight females (35, 14, 50, 35, 24, 20, 85, 14) and five Males (06, 36, 20, 10, 10) from Sharshalli Khrew, three Males (58, 28, 53) from Ladhoo Pampore , Male (34) from Malangpora Awantipora, female (25) from Wuayn and Male (22) from Awantipora Pulwama.

The Budgam cases include Male (27) from Airport , three females (44, 16, 13) from Nowgam and male (50) from Khansahib while CRPF cases include two Males (48, 39) from 179 Bn Sopore , Male (38) and female (25) from 35 Bn CRPF Humama  besides Male (28) from 21 Bn Budgam. The Anantnag cases include Male (60) from Chattergul  and female (18) from Sallar Pahalgam  while Srinagar cases include female (70) from Soura , Male (70) from Illiahi Bagh , Male (31) from Srinagar, Male (32) from Hyderpora, two Males (43, 10) and female (41) from Jawahar Nagar , two Males (25, 29) from Parimpora, Male (27) from Rainawari , female (43) from Said Kadal, female (62) from Astanpora Rawalpoora and female (23) from Batawara.

The cases from Baramulla include Male (20, 50) from Sopore , Male (58) from Nadihal , Male (50) from Uri , female (55) from Rangwar  and Male (35) from Jania Baramulla. The other cases include Male (32) from Muzafarnagar UP, Male (55) from Sumbal Bandipora, Male (21) from Kupwara , Male (26) from Shopian  and Male (27) (address not available).

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of 488 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 52 tested positive for COVID-19 and includes 37 from Srinagar and 15 from Shopian.

They include males (57, 34) and females (38, 50, 48) from Jawar Nagar, F-36yrs-Saidapora Achan, F-40yrs-Khankahi Moulla, M-43yrs-Safakadal, F-42yrs-Safakadal, M-40yrs-Habakadal Karfali Mohalla, F-35yrs--Habakadal Karfali Mohalla, M-13yrs-Nishat, M-44yrs-Panthachowk, M-31yrs-Nayisadak, F-26yrs-NishatBrane, M-53yrs-NishatBrane, M-35yrs-Siada Kadal, M-56yrs-Kathi Darwaza, M-65yrs-Rainawari, M-48yrs-Bemina, , three females (38, 36, 4) and male (40) from Batmaloo, seven males (10, 8, 16, 14, 10, 40) and females  (32, 17, 30) from Sarai Bala, females (25, 49) from Mehjoor Nagar.

The Shopian cases include females (13, 22 and 50) and male (60) from Keegam, females (25, 28) and male (30) from Balapora, F-32yrs-Reban, M-27yrs-yaripora, M-19yrs-Reshipora, M-32yrs-Khujpora two men (27 and 26) from police station Zainapora, M-39yrs-Chermarg and M-17yrs-Narapora.

The cases confirmed at CD hospital laboratory include male (34) from Almustafa Colony, male (45) from Noorbagh , male (52) from Khoja Sahib, female (NA) from Sangri Colony, male (40) from Seerjagri Sopore, female (28) from Audoora, two males (63, 19) and five female (55, 75, 18, 50, 23) from Deewanbagh, male (22) from Chandoosa, female (18) from Noor-ul-Huda Market Baramulla, male (62) from Kanlibagh, male (35) from Ladoora Rafiabad, male (52) from Khoja Bagh, male (39) from Syed Kareem, male (21) from Sangri Colony, male (25) from Iqbal Colony, male (42) from Pehilpora Safapora,

female (24) from Kanispora Baramulla, female (33) from Ferozpora Rafiabad , male (42) from Seerjagri Sopore Baramulla, male (23) from Warpora Sopore , male (52) from Kanlibagh Baramulla, male (48) from DPL Baramulla, female (39) from Baramulla, male (80) from Budgam, male (35) from Tangmarg, female (70) from Kulgam, male (40) from Uri, female (12) from Dhani Sayedan Uri, male (36) from Limber Boniyar, female (30) from Peerniya, male (53) from Halmatpora and male (61) from Chanapora Budgam.

Meanwhile, 63 COVID-19 patients were discharged from various hospitals—eight from Jammu  and 55 from Valley. -With inputs from GNS

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