14 More Covid-19 Deaths Take J&K Toll To 349

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Covid-19 Crosses 19000 Mark, 540 More Test Positive

Srinagar: At least 14 more people died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the number of fatalities due to the deadly disease in the Union Territory to 349.

Among the victims was a 30-year-old woman, who was shifted from LD hospital to SKIMS Bemina on July 14 and kept in HDU for four days.

“However, her condition deteriorated and was shifted to ICU where she was intubated and her condition was continuously monitored,” a doctor said.

“Yesterday she suddenly had cardio-pulmonary arrest at 5 a.m. CPR was done but she could not be revived and was declared brought dead at 5 a.m. today,” the doctor said.

From Srinagar’s SMHS, three deaths were confirmed this morning and included a 52-year-old woman from Budgam, a 75-year-old woman from Wazirbagh Srinagar and 65-year-old from Baramulla.

Also three deaths were reported at SKIMS Soura today including 65-year-old male Anàntnag, 60-year-old from Lalbazar and 45-year-old from Bandipora.

“All three of them had comorbidities with Community Acquired Pneumonia,” a senior doctor at the hospital said.

The quinquagenarian was admitted on July 23 and the septuagenarian on July 27 respectively, the doctor said.

Regarding, the sexagenarian from Baramulla, they said, that he was a resident of Gonipora, Kunzar and was suffering from “T2DM and bilateral pneumonia.”

“He was admitted on July 25 and died at 1330 hours today,” they added.

Earlier, a 65-year-old woman from Mattan Anantnag died at SKIMS Soura this morning. “She was suffering from pneumonia and hypertension among other ailments,” a senior doctor at SKIMS said. The sexagenarian’s death was the second fatality in less than twelve hours in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district as a 50-year-old man from Katsoo Pahalgam died at SMHS Hospital here. Having “Bilateral pneumonia”, the quinquagenarian was admitted on July 27 and died on the same day. His test returned positive later, officials said.

Also, a 62-year-old man from Zainakadal Srinagar with “bilateral pneumonia” died, two days after admission.

Meanwhile, sources said that sample of a 65-year-old woman from Ranipora Anantnag who had died at her residence on July 23 tested positive.

Also, sources said, a 79-year-old man from Talab Tillo who was admitted to Chest Diseases Hospital on July 27 after testing covid-19 positive, and referred to the Government Medical College Hospital Jammu other day, passed away. “He was put on ventilator and died last night,” a senior doctor said.

So far 234 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 25 in Jammu division. Srinagar district with 103 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (67), Kulgam (27), Budgam (25), Anantnag (25), Shopian (20), Kupwara (20), Pulwama (19), Jammu(16), Bandipora (12), Ganderbal (6), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Ramban , Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua.

Covid-19 Crosses 19000 Mark, 540 More Test Positive

Meanwhile Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir crossed 19000-mark on Wednesday as 67 travellers, 5 minors and 4 pregnant women were among 540 new cases reported from the Union Territory.

While Kashmir reported 389 new cases, 151 others were confirmed by the officials from the Jammu province. Giving district wise details, official sources said that Srinagar reported 203 cases, Baramulla 20,Kulgam 15, Shopian 4, Anantnag 26, Kupwara 3, Pulwama 67, Budgam 45, Bandipora 3, Ganderbal 3, Jammu 49, Kathua 17, Rajouri 33, Udhampur 10, Ramban  8, Samba 12, Poonch 5, Kishtwar 5 and Doda 6.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 4476 cases followed by Baramulla with 1835, Kulgam 1491, Shopian 1416, Anantnag 1258, Pulwama 1363, Kupwara 1069, Budgam 1228, Bandipora 678, and Ganderbal 387.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 989 cases, Rajouri 633, Ramban 533, Kathua 511, Udhampur 427, Samba 404, Doda 265, Poonch 197, Kishtwar 134 and Reasi 125 . With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 19419—15202in Kashmir and 4218 in Jammu.

Meanwhile, 437 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals. They include 70 from Jammu division and 367 from Kashmir Valley.  (With GNS inputs)

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