Covid-19 Claims 15 More Lives In J&K, Toll 443


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Covid-19 Crosses 23K Mark With 499 New Cases

Srinagar: At least fifteen more people, including a CRPF personal and a revenue official died due to Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, raising the total number of fatalities due to virus in the Union Territory to 443.

Deputy Commissioner Shopian Yasin Choudhary said that the 55-year-old Naib Tehsildar, Wachi lost his battle against Covid yesterday at SKIMS here.

Two of the deaths were reported from Kupwara and include a 75-year-old from Rawalpora Kralgund   who admitted at SMSH Hospital Srinagar where he died while other—  a 70-year-old from Bagath Mohalla Drugmulla who tested positive today and died near Pattan while he was being shifted to Srinagar hospital on referral for further treatment by a local hospital, a senior official said.

Three deaths were reported from Pulwama district and include a 70-year-old from Monghama Tral was sampled on July 27 and tested positive subsequently, a 58-year-old woman from Gusoo and 60-year-old from Kadlabal Pampore.

Two of the victims belong to Jammu and one to Rajouri district who had died few days back at SKIMS Soura and was included in today’s list.

Regarding one of the victims from winter capital, sources said that a 44-year-old man from Jhullaka Mohalla who was suffering from multiple ailments and had tested positive for COVID-19 died last night in the GMC Jammu. “Admitted on August 5, the man was diagnosed with Hypertension, TYPE 2 diabetes mellitus and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, a senior doctor at GMC Jammu said.

Among others, the others victims include a 55-year-old patient from Chitragam, an 82-year-old man from Nowgam Srinagar, an 80-year-old male from Malbagh Srinagar and a 75-year-old man from Bandipora who was operated for Stomach Cancer died at SKIMS Bemina. “Admitted on Aug 4, he was also suffering from pneumonia and was shifted to ICU yesterday and died today at 6.00 p.m,” a senior doctor

A 33-year-old paramilitary CRPF trooper from 179 Batallion who was admitted on August in “critical condition of severe Pneumonia and respiratory failure” died today at 4.30 p.m. at the hospital, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients.

Two deaths were reported from Baramulla district including a 63-year-old man from  Baramula who was having hypertension, community acquired pneumonia. Admitted on  July 31, the sexagenarian died today at SMHS hospital, a senior doctor there said.

Regarding other death from the north Kashmir district, sources said the victim was a  60-year-old from Dogba Sopore and died at local SDH. She was admitted on July 31 with “hypertension, T2DM, and with bilateral CAP” and died due to “cardiopulmonary arrest” at 9 p.m. today. Also a 65-year-old man from Budgam died to the virus, the officials said.

With these deaths, the overall tally has risen to 443 in J&K, 34 in Jammu and 409 in Kashmir.

Covid-19 Crosses 23K Mark With 499 New Cases

At least 91 travellers and 41 security personnel were among 499 new cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, as the total number of infected persons in the Union Territory crossed 23000 mark.

While 426 new cases were reported from Kashmir Valley including 34 from CRPF, two from BSF and six from BB Cantonment, remaining 73 were confirmed positive by officials in Jammu province.

Giving district wise breakup, sources said Srinagar reported 113, Baramulla 44, Pulwama 9, Kulgam 20, Shopian 8, Anantnag 73, Budgam 52, Kupwara 17, Bandipora 49, Ganderbal 41, Jammu 51, Rajouri 5, Ramban 1, Kathua 6, Udhampur 2, Samba 5, Poonch 1 and Kishtwar 2.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 5699 cases followed by Baramulla with 2041, Pulwama 1743, Kulgam 1572, Shopian 1500, Anantnag 1490, Kupwara 1181, Budgam 1438, Bandipora 914, and Ganderbal 603.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1412 cases, Rajouri 751, Ramban 575, Kathua 565, Udhampur 595, Samba 467, Doda 299, Poonch 252, Reasi 198 and Kishtwar 159. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 23454—18181 in Kashmir and 5273 in Jammu.

Meanwhile, 464 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—105 from Jammu Division and 359 from Kashmir Valley.

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