CRPF Man, 10 More Die Of Covid-19 In J&K


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90 New Arrivals Among 559 More Test +ive

Srinagar: A Paramilitary CRPF man and ten others on Wednesday died of Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, raising the number of fatalities in the Union Territory to 428 since the pandemic breakout, officials said.

Among them, three deaths were reported from Srinagar, two each from Anantnag and Budgam including a CRPF trooper besides one each from Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla and Jammu division’s Udhampur district.

With these deaths, the toll due to the virus in Kashmir stands at—397 and 31 in Jammu.

Official sources said a 43-year-old woman from Ramnagar Udhampur died at ASCOMS (Batra) hospital.

“She was a cancer patient and tested positive for the novel coronavirus subsequently.”

Regarding the CRPF trooper, they said, he belonged to 176 battalion.

He had tested covid-19 negative on July 25 but his X-ray showed bilateral lower pneumonia. He was shifted first to BSF hospital and later to SKIMS Soura where his Covid-19 test was found positive.

“He succumbed due to cardiac arrest,” official sources said.

They said that a 50-year-old woman from Kupwara died this morning at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients. Admitted on July 28, the woman was suffering from pneumonia with hypertension and hypothyroidism, they said. “She was on ventilator and had a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest,” they added.

Among others, the fatalities include a 70-year-old from Serhama Bijbehara, a 55-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla, a 65-year-old man from S K Colony Anantnag and a 50-year-old from Srinagar, the officials said.

The woman from Sirhama Bijbehara, a surgical patient was admitted on July 25, died at SKIMS today while the 65-year-old resident from SK Colony area of the south Kashmir district, admitted on August 2, died last night at the tertiary care hospital.

Regarding the 55-year-old from Pattan, officials said that he was a resident of Goshbugh area and was suffering from bilateral pneumonia. He was admitted to SMHS hospital on July 27 and died on today.

Also, sample of a 50-year-old man from Srinagar’s Bemina area who also died at SMHS hospital has returned positive posthumously.

Srinagar district with 141 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (74), Budgam (33), Kulgam (29), Anantnag (28), Shopian (23), Pulwama (24), Kupwara (22), Jammu (21), Bandipora (16), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua. (With GNS inputs)

90 New Arrivals Among 559 More Test +ive

Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 559 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infected people to 22,955, even as 9 COVID-19 patients died during the last 24 hours in the union territory, officials said.

“Nine people, who were COVID-19 positive, have died over the past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir,” the officials said.

They said while one death took place in Jammu region, eight were reported from the Kashmir valley.

The coronavirus death toll in the union territory has now risen to 426 of which 395 are from the valley and 31 from Jammu region, they said.

Of the new coronavirus cases, 96 are from Jammu region while 463 are from the valley, they said.

There are now 7,285 active cases in the union territory, while 15,244 patients have recovered from the infection, they added.

The cases detected on Wednesday included 90 people who had returned to the union territory recently.

At 160, Srinagar district in central Kashmir recorded the highest number of positive cases followed by 105 in Pulwama District of south Kashmir.

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