August 14, 2020 10:42 pm

8 More Covid-19 Deaths In Kashmir, J&K toll 520

Funeral prayers of Covid-19 deceased person- KO File Photo: Abid Bhat

60 Travellers Among 540 New Cases

Srinagar: Coronavirus claimed eight more lives in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, five among them women, taking the total number of fatalities across the Union Territory since the pandemic outbreak to 520.

Among the victims of this deadly disease, six were the residents of Srinagar, one each from Anantnag and Baramulla districts of the Valley, officials said.

They said a 65-year-old man from Batamaloo Srinagar, who was admitted to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital on August 4, died today.

“He was having comorbodities besides Community Acquired Pneumonia,” a senior doctor at the hospital said.

Also, a 75-year-old woman from Bemina and a 50-year-old woman from Nishat besides sexagenarian woman from Budgam, who was a cancer patient, died at the hospital, he added.

The remaining deaths were reported from SK Institute of medical sciences Soura and include a 62-year-old man from Anantnag, a 65-year-old woman from Srinagar, an 85-year-old man from Sopore, a 73-year-old man from Zadibal and a 55-year-old woman from Srinagar.

A senior doctor at SKIMS said that all the patients were having underlying ailments besides bilateral pneumonia.

With these deaths, officials said, 520 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—481 from the Valley and 39 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 169 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (86), Budgam (38), Anantnag (37), Kulgam (31), Pulwama (35), Kupwara (32),  Shopian (24), Jammu (27), Bandipora (18), Ganderbal (11), two each in Rajouri, Doda, Poonch and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, and Kathua.

60 Travellers Among 540 New Cases

At least sixty travellers were among 540 people who tested Covid-19 positive in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, raising the number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 27,489.

While Kashmir valley reported 421 new cases of coronavirus, the remaining 119 were confirmed by the officials from Jammu division, officials said. With today’s new cases, the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached to 21,320 including 15,427 recoveries while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached to 6,169 including 4,515 recoveries and 39 deaths.

Officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 7,027 including 5,412 from Kashmir division and 1,615 from Jammu division. With 640 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 19,942 which is 72.54 percent of the total cases.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 6,680 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 6,169.

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