Doctor, 9 More Die Of Covid-19 In Kashmir, J&K Toll 554

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422 New Cases Include 35 Security Men, 55 Travelers

Srinagar: A prominent chest specialist was among ten people who died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, raising the number of fatalities since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in the Union Territory to 554.

Among the victims, five were Srinagar residents, two each from Budgam and Bandipora while another from Anantnag district, officials said Monday. With these fatalities, the death toll has risen to 554 in J&K—513 in the Valley and 41 in Jammu division.

They said that the 81-year-old chest specialist from Srinagar’s Gilli Kadal locality was admitted to CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management, on August 13. Besides severe pneumonia, the doctor was diagnosed with hypertension, hypothyroidism, Bronchial asthma and osteoarthritis.

Also, a 75-year-old woman from Zakoora Srinagar who was admitted to the hospital on August 14 in view of severe pneumonia with underlying hypertension and hypothyroidism died at 9:20 a.m. today, a doctor at the hospital said.

A 53-year-old woman from Pantha Chowk Srinagar who was admitted to the hospital on August 6 and diagnosed with pneumonia with “hypertension, DM 2” also died at the hospital.

“She was admitted to ICU on August 10 and developed cardiac arrest twice today morning and was declared death at 10:40 am,” officials said.

The two other residents from Srinagar who succumbed to the virus include resident of Natipora who was admitted on 11 August at SMHS and a 65-year-old man from Makhdoomsahib area who died at SKIMS Soura.

The two victims from central Kashmir’s Budgam district include a resident a man, in early 30s from Lassipora who was admitted to SMHS hospital on August 16 and a 70-year-old from Chadoora who was admitted to the hospital nine days ago.

The fatality from Anantnag, officials said, include a 65-year-old man from Verinag area who was admitted to SKIMS Soura on August 4 and died at 7:40 a.m. today. “He was suffering from CKD, bilateral community acquired pneumonia with T1RF,”a doctor at the tertiary care hospital said, adding, “he had cardiopulmonary arrest.”

The virus also claimed two lives in Bandipora and one of them was a 70-year-old resident, the officials added.

With these deaths, officials said, 554 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—513 from the Valley and 41 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 178 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (88), Budgam (42), Anantnag (39), Kulgam (31), Pulwama (40), Kupwara (34), Shopian (25), Jammu (29), Bandipora (22), Ganderbal (14), Rajouri (3), two each in Doda, Poonch and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, and Kathua.

422 New Cases Include 35 Security Men, 55 Travelers

Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday inched closed to 29000 mark as the Union Territory reported 422 fresh Covid-19 cases including 55 travelers and 35 security forces personnel.

Of these cases which took the overall count to 28892, 81 are from Jammu division and 341 are from Kashmir Valley including 20 from army’s BB Cantt, 14 CRPF and one police.

Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, official sources said that Srinagar reported 48, Baramulla 9, Pulwama 42, Budgam 40,Anantnag 43, Kulgam 15, Shopian 6, Kupwara 46, Bandipora 49, Ganderbal 43, Jammu 40, Rajouri 2, Kathua 11, Samba 10, Doda 6, Poonch 1, and Reasi 11.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 6960 cases followed by Baramulla with 2438, Pulwama 2095, Budgam 1828, Kulgam 1712, Shopian 1576, Anantnag 1815, Kupwara 1571, Bandipora 1476 and Ganderbal 963.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 2005 cases, Rajouri 788, Ramban 624, Kathua 674, Udhampur 649, Samba 577, Doda 343, Poonch 329, Reasi 288 and Kishtwar 181.

Moreover 353 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 89 from Jammu Division and 264 from Kashmir Valley.

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