Covid-19 Claims 9 More Lives In J&K, Toll 492


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46 Security Men Among 564 New Cases

Srinagar: At least nine people died due to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, raising the count of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 492.

According to official sources, seven new Covid-19 deaths were reported from Valley, while two from Jammu province

The victims from Jammu, they said, include a 57-year-old man from Patel Bazar Pacca Danga and a 62-year-old man from Resham Ghar Jammu.

Regarding the septuagenarian, they said, he was brought dead to the casualty section of GMC Jammu at 9 p.m. on Monday night.

As regards the 62-year-old, they said, he was admitted to GMC on August 9 and was diagnosed as a case of “hypertension, type2diabetes mellitus, severe anemia, ureamic, encephalopathy and respiratory distress,” a doctor a GMC said.

He said that the sexagenarian reported covid-19 positive on August 10 and was shifted to isolation ward in the evening and remained on oxygen throughout.

“He died at 7 a.m. today,” the doctor added.

In Kashmir Valley, among the deaths, two each were reported from Baramulla and Anantnag districts besides one each from Kupwara, Srinagar and Ganderbal.

One of the Baramulla victims, they said, was a 65-year-old from Mirgund Pattan and died at SMHS hospital. Admitted on August 5, sources said, “She was suffering from T2DM and bilateral pneumonia.”

The other death includes that of a 25-year-old man from SKIMS Soura.

Regarding victim from Srinagar, they said a 60-year-old man from Alistag Srinagar died at SMHS Hospital. He was admitted with pneumonia and had tested positive for Covid-19 subsequently, they said.

Regarding Kupwara casualty, they said, the victim was a 46-year-old  man from  Kral Gund Kupwara and was suffering from diabetes, community acquired pneumonia. “He was admitted today and died later,” they added.

With these deaths, officials said, 492 people have died due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 455 were from the Valley while 37 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 157 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (84), Budgam (36), Anantnag (35), Kulgam (32), Pulwama (32), Kupwara (28),  Shopian (24), Jammu (26), Bandipora (18), Ganderbal (8), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua. (With GNS inputs)

46 Security Men Among 564 New Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported 564 new covid-19 cases including 46 armed forces personnel, taking the overall tally to 25931, officials said on Tuesday.

With 88 travelers among them, 133 cases were reported from Jammu division and 431 from Kashmir division, the official sources added.

Giving district-wise break-up, officials sources said that Srinagar reported 90 cases, Baramulla 53,Pulwama 37, Kulgam 23, Shopian 2, Anantnag 42, Budgam 39, Kupwara 33, Bandipora 67, Ganderbal 45, Jammu 72, Rajouri 4, Ramban 6, Kathua 10, Udhampur 6, Samba 7, Doda 2, Poonch 14, Reasi 7 and Kishtwar 5.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 6350 cases followed by Baramulla with 2231, Pulwama 1897, Kulgam 1642, Budgam 1609, Shopian 1536, Anantnag 1612, Kupwara 1306, Bandipora 1168 and Ganderbal 734.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1685 cases, Rajouri 767, Ramban 611, Kathua 612, Udhampur 631, Samba 529, Doda 317, Poonch 289, Reasi 235 and Kishtwar 170.

According to the bulletin, of the total 25931 positive cases in J&K 5135 have been reported as travelers while 20796 as others.

The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

Meanwhile, 604 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—149 from Jammu Division and 455 from Kashmir Valley, they added.

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