Covid-19 Claims 9 More Lives, J&K Toll 483

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107 Travellers Among 470 New Cases

Srinagar: Coronavirus consumed nine more lives in Kashmir valley on Monday, raising the number of fatalities to 482 since the pandemic outbreak across the Union Territory.

A70-year-old man from Palpora Kulgam, an elderly woman from Buchoo Tral Pulwama, a 65-year-old man from Chidibugh Tral Pulwama, a 71-year-old man from Yaripora Kulgam, a 45-year-old man from Palpora Srinagar, a sexagenarian man from Arampora Ganderbal, a 47-year-old man from Rainawari Srinagar and a 65-year-old woman from Budgam were among the victims, official sources said Monday.

Regarding the septuagenarian from Palpora Kulgam, a doctor at district hospital Kulgam said that he was brought to hospital yesterday and died on the same day.

“The family had called officials on covid-19 helpline and later was brought to the hospital and died shortly after admission. His test returned positive for the novel coronavirus later,” the doctor added.

The woman from Buchoo Tral was admitted to SMHS hospital as a case of bilateral community acquired pneumonia and died last night at SMHS hospital. “Her COVID swab was detected as positive,” a senior official said.

A relative of the woman said that by mistake her residence was registered as Kulgam instead of Buchoo Tral. “She died at around 7 p.m. last night (August 9). Subsequently we took the body by undertaking that we will follow the covid-19 protocol and later we were informed that her sample has returned positive for the virus,” the relative added.

Regarding the 65-year-old man from Tral, they said, he was admitted to SMHS hospital on August 1 and was later diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia. “He died at 1 p.m. on August 10,” they said.

Regarding the man from Yaripora, they said he was admitted on August 01 and was as a case of “BHP, HTN and bilateral viral Pneumonia,” He passed at around 1:10 p.m.,” they said.

Meanwhile, regarding four others deaths, they said, two each were reported from SKIMS Soura and SMHS here. All of them had underlying ailments, they said.

Regarding the man from Rainawari, they said, he was admitted with bilateral pneumonia to SMHS hospital on August 1 and passed away on Sunday night.

The woman from Budgam, they said, was admitted to the SMHS hospital on 23 July with bilateral pneumonia and lost battle with the disease on Monday morning.

Regarding the man from Palpora, Srinagar, officials at SKIMS Soura said that he was admitted on 21 July and died today.

Regarding the man from Arampora Ganderbal, the officials said, he was admitted on August 6 and died today.

With these deaths, officials said, 482 people have died due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 48 were from the Valley while 35 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 156 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (82), Budgam (36), Anantnag (33), Kulgam (32), Pulwama (32), Kupwara (27), Shopian (24), Jammu (23), Bandipora (18), Ganderbal (8), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua.

107 Travellers Among 470 New Cases

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 470 new covid-19 cases including 107 travelers, taking the total tally to 25367.

Among them, 102 were reported from Jammu and 368 from Kashmir Valley.

Giving district-wise breakup, official sources said that Srinagar reported 115, Baramulla 41,Pulwama 30, Kulgam 10, Shopian 14, Anantnag 16, Budgam 31, Kupwara 17, Bandipora 79, Ganderbal 15, Jammu 58, Rajouri 5, Ramban 16, Kathua 8, Udhampur 2, Samba 5, Doda 4, Reasi 2 and Kishtwar2.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 6263 cases followed by Baramulla with 2178, Pulwama 1860, Kulgam 1619, Budgam 1568, Shopian 1534, Anantnag 1569, Kupwara 1273, Bandipora 1101 and Ganderbal 689.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1613 cases, Rajouri 763, Ramban 605, Kathua 602, Udhampur 625, Samba 522, Doda 315, Poonch 275, Reasi 228and Kishtwar 165.

Moreover 372 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 90 from Jammu Division and 282 from Kashmir Valley, the officials added.

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