Covid-19 Reaches Raj Bhawan As J&K Reports 330 More Cases

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 330 Covid-19 infections including nine from Raj Bhawan here and 19 from paramilitary CRPF camp Humhama in Srinagar outskirts.

Among the cases, 59 were from Jammu Division and 271 from Kashmir valley, taking the overall tally to 9261 so far.

Giving the district wise breakup, officials said Srinagar reported 119, Baramulla 82, Anantnag 26, Rajouri 23, Kupwara 18, Doda 14, seven each in Bandipora and Samba, five each in Budgam and Udhampur, four each in Kulgam, Ganderbal, Shopian and Reasi, two each in Pulwama, Ramban and Jammu, one each in Kathua and Kishtwar.

Among the cases also one each from DPL Kupwara and Baramulla, two from BB CANT Srinagar, four employees from JKB and one from Axis Bank besides two heath worker, three pregnant woman.

COVID-19: J&K Records 6 More Deaths

Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday recorded six more deaths due to Covid-19 taking the total number of people who died due to the deadly pandemic to 149.

Of the five deaths, two patients died at Chest Diseases Hospital and two at SMHS and one at SKIMS Soura. According to Medical Superintendent CD Hospital Dr Salim Tak a 44-year-old patient from Sopore died at the hospital after contracting the disease.

“The Sopore patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia and had respiratory failure. He was on ventilator,” Dr Tak said. “He died today morning.”

About the 75-year-old Batamaloo resident, Dr Tak said that the patient was suffering from chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and hypothyroidism and had bilateral pneumonia. “He died a day after he was admitted to the hospital,” he said.

A 65-year-old man from Nadihal, Baramulla died at SMHS hospital.  “The patient was admitted to the SMHS on July 6. He had tested positive. The patient was sick with underlying medical conditions that included bilateral pneumonia,” Dr Nazir Choudhary Medical Superintendent SMHS said.

He said that 70-year-old woman from South Kashmir’s Shopian district was admitted in the hospital with breathing issues on July 6. “She had tested positive for the virus and died late last evening,” according to Dr Choudhary.

The fifth Covid death took place at SKIMS, Soura. Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Soura said that a woman, aged 36 from Nehru Park area of Srinagar, died due to cardiopulmonary arrest at early morning Wednesday.

“She had a history of hypertension and had gone for renal transplant in 2016. She was admitted in the hospital on June 28 after complaining of breathlessness,” Dr Jan said, adding that the deceased had earlier tested positive for the virus.

With the fresh six COVID deaths in the J&K, the number of people who died to the deadly pandemic in UT so far has reached to 149 of which 135 were from Kashmir region and 14 from Jammu.

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