Covid-19 Claims 11 More Lives In Kashmir, Toll Reaches 288

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COVID-19 Crosses 16,000-Mark, 718 New Cases

Srinagar: As many as eleven people on Thursday succumbed to the deadly coronavirus disease in Kashmir valley, taking the total number of fatalities across the Union Territory to 288.

Among the victims, six were Srinagar residents, while four others hailed from Pulwama, Shopian, Baramulla and Kupwara districts of the Valley, officials said. A 60-year-old non-local too succumbed to the deadly disease.

In Srinagar here, three people, including a woman from Firdous Abad and Moomin Abad localities of Batamallo, a 55-year-old male from Nawa Kadal, a 52-year-old woman from Zoonimar, a 40-year-old from Chinkral Mohalla, Habba Kadal became latest causalities of the virus, officials said. Besides it, a 62-year-old man from  Soimoh Tral, a 63-year-old lady from Shopian a 46-year old woman from Gazriyal Kupwara, a 60-year old non local resident also succumbed to Covid-19 at different hospitals.

An official from SKIMS said that a man from Firdousabad was admitted on July 10 and a man from Nawakadal was admitted on 13 July with underlying ailments died at SKIMS on Thursday.

He said that woman from Zoonimer was admitted on 22 July while as woman from Gazriyal was admitted on 20 July and was tested positive on Thursday after her death.

He further added that a 60 year old man who is said to be from Kerala also died at SKIMS who was tested positive for COVID-19

An official from Baramulla said that a 70-year old dialysis patient from Uri with CRF, varian mass and Metastatic mitotic disease and was critically ill

Her dialysis was done at a private hospital in Srinagar and after dialysis she was advised to go home and come after one week for dialysis, he said, adding that she was sampled because of co morbidity by CMO Srinagar and in late hours result was positive and next day she expired and was buried as per COVID-19 protocol.

He further added that all primary contacts of the patient have been traced and put under quarantine.

A resident of Chinkral Mohalla, Habba Kadal, aged 40, became the seventh victim of COVID-19. “He was admitted in SKIMS, Soura on July 18 and had underlying medical conditions. He was tested positive for the virus,” a doctor at SKIMS, said.

He further added that an 86-year-old man from Firdous abad Batamallo was admitted on 13 July while a 62-year-old male from Saimoh Tral died at SKIMS on Thursday.

An official from SMHS said that a 63-year-old woman from Shopian who was admitted on 14 July with bilateral pneumonia died on Thursday afternoon while a 65-year-old woman from Moomin Abad Batamallo who was admitted on 20 July died on Thursday evening.

With 11 more deaths, the death toll related to COVID-19 in J&K has reached to 288 including 268 from Kashmir division and 20 from Jammu division.

COVID-19 Crosses 16,000-Mark, 718 New Cases

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 718 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infected persons in the Union Territory past the 16,000-mark, officials said.

J&K recorded 718 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infected persons in the Union Territory to 16,429, the officials said.

While 117 of these new cases were from the Jammu region, 601 were from the valley, they said.

There are now 7,438 active cases in the UT, while 8,709 patients have recovered from the infection, they added.

The cases detected on Thursday included 98 persons who had returned to the UT recently.

Besides it, at least 50 CRPF personnel, nine pregnant woman and eight police and as many army personnel also tested positive for coronavirus.

The officials said Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded the highest of 158 new positive cases followed by 109 in Shopian and 106 in Kulgam district.  (with KNO inputs)

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