Covid-19 Claims 12 More Lives In J&K, Toll Reaches 512


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124 New Arrivals, 11 Armed Men Among 536 Fresh Cases

Srinagar: At Twelve people, including a woman who gave birth to twin recently, tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, raising the number of fatalities across the Union territory to 512.

While Srinagar reported three more Covid-19 deaths, Pulwama and Kupwara reported two each besides one each in Ganderbal, Budgam, Anantnag, Jammu and Poonch, official sources said,

They said that a 21-year-old youth lost battle with the pestilence in a hospital in Jammu early morning.

A senior doctor at Government Medical College Jammu said that the young man from Satwari area of the winter capital was admitted to the hospital on August 1 and was diagnosed with “Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc, severe anemia, paraparesis and right lower zone CAP.”

The doctor said the man turned out to be positive for the novel coronavirus on August 3 and died at 8:10 a.m.

“The patient was shifted to isolation ward on being found positive,” the doctor added.

Also, they said, a 40-year-old man from Poonch who was referred from Batra hospital to Chest Diseases hospital died on the way.

A 25-year-old female from Bijbhera Anatnag died at CD hospital here, one of the exclusive facilities of the management of the covid-19 patients.

“She was referred to LD Hospital as case of pneumonia with Sepsis with AKI after testing positive on Rapid Antigen Test on August 11 at LD Hospital where she had LSCS and had delivered twin daughters,” official sources said.

They said she was on ventilator and suddenly developed bradycardia followed by cardiac arrest today at around 4:30 p.m.

Regarding two deaths from Kupwara, they said, the victims include a 67-year-old from Kupwara who was admitted to hospital on August 10 and died today.

Also, a 90-year-old woman from Panzgam Kupwara having underling ailments such as “HTN, CKD and encephalopathy besides bilateral Community acquired pneumonia” died at SKIMS, six days after she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

The Srinagar fatalities, they said include a 65-year-old woman from Khanyar who was suffering from hypertension, hypothyroidism, besides severe bilateral pneumonia, a 62-year-old woman from Eidgah and an elderly from Lal Bazar “who was a known case of hypertension” and died at around 7:30 a.m. today, nine days after being admitted to SKIMS.

A 70-year-old woman from Rafiabad Baramulla who was having “HTN, and bilateral pneumonia” died at SMHS hospital where elderly woman from Mazhama Budgam besides two residents from Pulwama—an eldely man from Baygund Tral and 50-year-old woman from Drabgam—also succumbed, official sources said. “All these patients had bilateral pneumonia and other ailments,” they added.

A 45-year-old man from Shalabug Ganderbal who was admitted hospitalized on August also succumbed to the virus, they added.

With these deaths, officials said, 512 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—473 from the Valley and 39 from Jammu division. Srinagar district with 163 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (86), Budgam (38), Anantnag (36), Kulgam (31), Pulwama (35), Kupwara (32), Shopian (24), Jammu (27), Bandipora (19), Ganderbal (11), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua. (With GNS inputs)

124 New Arrivals, 11 Armed Men Among 536 Fresh Cases

Coroanvirus continues to show an upward trend in Jammu and Kashmir as 536 new cases were reported Thursday, including 124 travelers and 11 armed forces personnel, taking the total number of infected people across the Union Territory to 26949.

While 438 new cases were reported from Kashmir valley, the remaining 98 were confirmed Covid-19 positive by officials in Jammu region.

Giving district-wise details, official sources said, Srinagar reported 144 cases, Baramulla 46,Pulwama 33, Kulgam 14, Shopian 8, Anantnag 16, Budgam 36, Kupwara 46, Bandipora 54, Ganderbal 41, Jammu 49, Rajouri 3, Ramban 3, Kathua10, Udhampur 1, Samba 8, Doda 3, Poonch 5, Reasi 15 and Kishtwar 1.

In Kashmir, Srinagar continues to top the list with 6577 cases followed by Baramulla with 2303, Pulwama 1983, Kulgam 1674, Budgam 1677, Shopian 1545, Anantnag 1680, Kupwara 1394, Bandipora 1251 and Ganderbal 815.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1776 cases, Rajouri 774, Ramban 619, Kathua 636, Udhampur 634, Samba 541, Doda 327, Poonch 310, Reasi 257 and Kishtwar 176.

Moreover, they said, 779 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals, 218 from Jammu Division and 561 from Kashmir Division. So far 19302—4311 from Jammu and 14991 from Kashmir—have recovered in the J&K

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