Eight More Die Of Covid-19 In Kashmir, J&K Toll 417


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6 Cops Among 390 New Cases

Srinagar: At least eight more people died of coronavirus in Kashmir valley on Tuesday, taking the total number of fatalities across Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory to 417, officials said.

They said that two among the deaths—a 65-year-old woman from Magam Budgam and a 75-year-old man from Srinagar’s Khaniyar area— were reported at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in Kashmir Valley.

Also, two residents, a 65-year-old and a 55-year-old from Attina and Dregam Kremshore areas of Budgam died at SKIMS Soura and SMHS hospital respectively, they said.

Regarding the sexagenarian woman from Budgam, they said, she was shifted from SMHS hospital to CD hospital on August 3 with underlying ailments like hypertension diabetes and “severe pneumonia with respiratory failure”.

“She was shifted to ICU and put to ventilator. However at 4 a.m. today, the woman suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and died,” a senior doctor at the CD hospital said.

Regarding other death, the doctor said that besides being hypertensive, the man was suffering from chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) severe pneumonia.

The man developed sudden cardiac arrest at 1:45 a.m. and was declared dead subsequently, the doctor added.

Meanwhile, regarding the elderly from Attina Budgam, officials said that he was having underlying ailments and died at the tertiary care hospital early today.

As regards the man from Dregam, a doctor at SMHS said he was admitted with bilateral pneumonia on July 29 and died today.

Sources said that besides elderly from Budgam, a 59-year-old man from Basañtbagh area of Srinagar died at SKIMS. “Both of them had underlying ailments,” sources said. One death was reported from Bandipora district, officials said.

With these deaths, the fatality count due to the virus has risen to 417 in J&K—387 in Kashmir and 30 in Jammu.

Srinagar district with 138 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (73), Budgam (31), Kulgam (29), Anantnag (26), Shopian (23), Pulwama (24), Kupwara (21), Jammu (21), Bandipora (15), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (GNS)

6 Cops Among 390 New Cases

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported 390 covid-19 cases including 48 travelers, taking the total tally to 22396.

Among the cases 152 were reported from Jammu division and 238 from Kashmir including six policemen, two pregnant women, four minors and a prisoner.

Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, official sources said that Srinagar reported 99 cases, 14 each in  Baramulla and Pulwama, Kulgam 1, Shopian 11, Anantnag 37, Budgam 9, Kupwara 20, Bandipora 5, Ganderbal      28, Jammu 41, Rajouri 21, Kathua 4, Udhampur 26, Samba 11, Doda 7, Poonch 14 and Reasi 28.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 5432 cases followed by Baramulla with 1954, Pulwama 1968 , Kulgam 1524, Shopian 1485, Anantnag 1411, Kupwara 1161, Budgam 1345, Bandipora 820, and Ganderbal 518.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1300 cases, Rajouri 741, Ramban 574, Kathua 551, Udhampur 581, Samba 457, Doda 299, Poonch 248, Reasi 198 and Kishtwar 155. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 22396—17292 in Kashmir and 5104 in Jammu.
Meanwhile, 824 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—291 from Jammu Division and 533 from Kashmir Valley.


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