8 More Covid-19 Deaths In J&K, Toll Reaches 500

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DAK Prez, Senior Police Officer Among 482 New Cases

Srinagar: Coronavirus fatalities crossed 500-mark in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as eight more people succumbed to the deadly infection in the Union territory during the last 24 hours.

Srinagar, this capital city reported three new Covid-19 deaths, while Kupwara two and one each from Baramulla, Pulwama and Ganderbal districts, official sources said. The victims from Srinagar included a 70-year-old man from Lal Bazar who was admitted to SKIMS Soura on July 24.

The other two fatalities include a 60-year-old man from Nawab Bazar, admitted with Pneumonia to the hospital on August 4, and a 68-year-old-man from Rainawari who was admitted to SMHS hospital on August 6, sources said.

Regarding the latter, a senior doctor at the hospital said that he was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and bilateral Pneumonia.

Regarding Pulwama victim, sources said the 80-year-old woman from Waspora Murran came positive for covid-19 today. She had underlying renal failure and died on way to district hospital Pulwama, the sources added.

As regards the fatality from Ganderbal, sources said that 60-year-old man from died at SKIMS Soura.

Regarding the Bandipora fatality, sources said that a 65-year-old COPD patient from Baktoor village of Gurez died on the way to the hospital.

One of the victims from Kupwara district, they said, was a 47-year-old man from Langate who had been admitted SMHS hospital with bilateral pneumonia. The other victim, they said, a 70-year-old man from Kralgund Handwara.

With these deaths, officials said, 500 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—463 from the Valley and 37 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 160 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (85), Budgam (36), Anantnag (35), Kulgam (31), Pulwama (33), Kupwara (30), Shopian (24), Jammu (26), Bandipora (19), Ganderbal (10), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua.

DAK Prez, Senior Police Officer Among 482 New Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported on Wednesday 482 new cases of Covid-19, including President Doctors Association (DAK) Kashmir, a senior police officer and ten security personnel, taking the total number of infected people across the Union territory to 26413.

While 376 new cases were reported from the Kashmir valley, the remaining 106 were confirmed positive for coronavirus by the officials in the Jammu region and included a senior police officer posted in Kathua.

Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, official sources said Srinagar 88, Baramulla 26, Pulwama 52, Kulgam 17, Shopian 1, Anantnag 53, Budgam 29, Kupwara 42, Bandipora 29, Ganderbal 39, Jammu 42, Rajouri 4, Ramban 5, Kathua 14, Udhampur 2, Samba 4, Doda 7, Poonch 16, Reasi 7 and Kishtwar 5.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 6438 cases followed by Baramulla with 2257, Pulwama 1949, Kulgam 1659, Budgam 1638, Shopian 1537, Anantnag 1665, Kupwara 1348, Bandipora 1197and Ganderbal 773.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1727 cases, Rajouri 771, Ramban 616, Kathua 626, Udhampur 633, Samba 533, Doda 324, Poonch 305, Reasi 242 and Kishtwar 175.

Moreover, 544 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 88 from Jammu Division and 456 from Kashmir Division.

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