13 More Covid-19 Deaths In J&K, Toll Reaches 409

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Srinagar: At least 13 more people, including six city residents died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the total number of fatalities due to virus in the Union Territory to 409.

While Jammu province reported two new deaths due to Covid-19, in Valley eleven people succumbed to the deadly disease, officials said. In Valley, six of the victims were Srinagar residents, while two from Anantnag and one each from Ganderbal, Baramulla and Pulwama districts.

SK institute of medical sciences reported three deaths, including that of a 85-year-old man from Safakadal, 62-year-old from Nawab Bazar here and a 75-year-old from Pulwama district.

At SMHS hospital, a 68-year-old from downtown Srinagar died this evening. “He was suffering from Pneumonia and was put on ventilator,” a doctor at the hospital said.

Regarding two deaths at Jammu, officials said, one of them, a 60-year-old man from Simbal Morh in Miran Sahib area of Jammu tested positive last evening, nearly 24 hours after his death in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu. The other, they said, was 82- year-old woman from R S Pura who was admitted to the hospital on July 28.

Meanwhile, two persons from Anantnag died due to virus and included a 65-year-old from SK colony area of the south Kashmir district.

Regarding the sexagenarian from SK Colony, officials said, she was diabetic, hypertensive and had bilateral pneumonia. She passed away at SMHS hospital here, they added.

Regarding the victim from Baramulla, they said a 65-year-old man was from New Colony Sopore who died at Sub District hospital Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The elderly had tested positive after his rapid antigen test was done at Bandipora on July 31, they said.

“Today morning the man was shifted to SDH Sopore with spO2 below 70.  He was gasping and breathed his last,” the officials said, adding, “The patient was having co-morbidities with hypertension and type 2 diabetes.”

Also a patient from Rawalpora Srinagar died due to the virus in a hospital here, officials said.

So far 378 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 30 in Jammu division. Srinagar district with 136 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (72), Kulgam (29), Budgam (28), Anantnag (26), Shopian (23), Pulwama (23),  Kupwara (21), Jammu (21), Bandipora (14), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Ramban , Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (With GNS inputs)

60 Travellers Among 590 More Test Positive

Srinagar: Coronavirus on Monday crossed 22000 mark in Jammu and Kashmir as 590 more people, including sixty travellers tested Covid-19 positive raising the number of infected people across the Union Territory to 22006.

While 433 new cases were reported from the Valley, remaining 157 were confirmed by the officials in the Jammu region. In Valley, Srinagar reported 180 fresh cases, Baramulla 23, Pulwama 14, Kulgam 11, Shopian 6, Anantnag 35, Budgam 39, Kupwara 33, Bandipora 36 and Ganderbal 56.

Regarding Jammu division, they said, Jammu reported 72 cases, Rajouri 11, Ramban 24, Kathua 12, Udhampur 14, Samba 8, Doda 1, Reasi 7, and Kishtwar 8.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 5333 cases followed by Baramulla with 1954 , Pulwama 1614, Kulgam 1523, Shopian 1474, Anantnag 1374, Kupwara 1141, Budgam 1336, Bandipora 815, and Ganderbal 490.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1259 cases, Rajouri 720, Ramban 574 , Kathua 547, Udhampur 555, Samba 446, Doda 292, Poonch 234, Reasi 170 and Kishtwar 155. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 22006—17054 in Kashmir and 4952 in Jammu.

Meanwhile, 905 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—160 from Jammu Division and 558 745 from Kashmir Division.

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