CRPF Man Among 9 More Die Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 590


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J&K Reports 683 New Cases 

Srinagar: Nine more people, including a paramilitary CRPF personal succumbed to coronavirus infection in Kashmir Valley on Thursday, raising the number of people dead due to Covid-19 in the Union Territory to 590.

According to official Sources, three among the victims were residents of Srinagar, while two from Baramulla and one each from Budgam, Kupwara, Anantnag and Pulwama districts of the valley.

A 70-year-old man from Sopore Baramulla, who was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease and bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) died due to cardiac arrest at 12:50 a.m. at SKIMS Soura where he was admitted since August 9, the official sources said.

They said an 87-year-old from Tral Pulwama, admit on August 11 as a case of bilateral CAP died at SMHS hospital, they said.

Another covid-19 positive patient— a woman from Khanda Budgam, admitted to the hospital on August 17 and diagnosed with bilateral CAP, also succumbed today.

Also, a 50-year-old Covid-19 positive trooper from 61 battalion CRPF, Shivpora Srinagar, died few hours after being brought to the hospital in wee hours today, they said. He was resident of Haryana, they added.

An elderly woman from Yunsu Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district having being diagnosed with bilateral community acquired pneumonia died two days after being admitted to the hospital, they said.

A resident of Jawahar Nagar Srinagar, suffering from bilateral CAP, also died at SMHS hospital, the sources said.

A 56-year-old woman from Lal Bazar Srinagar, died three days after she was admitted to CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 in the Valley.

“She was a case of severe Covid19 with HTN, T2DM and hypothyroid. She was not maintaining saturation and was shifted to ICU on August 18 and was on NIV since,” a doctor at the hospital said. She suffered cardiac arrest and was declared dead at 2:45p.m, the doctor added.

A 62-year-old man from Gantmulla Baramulla who was diagnosed with “T2DM HTN, CAD besides Pneumonia” died at 8p.m on Thursday evening at SMHS hospital, the sources added.

A 70-year-old woman of Dialgam Anantnag died at SKIMS Soura, three days she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, they added.

With these deaths, officials said, 590 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—549 from the Valley and 41 from Jammu division.

J&K Reports 683 New Cases 

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported 683 new cases of coronavirus, including 68 travelers, taking the total number of people infected by virus across the Union Territory to 30717, officials said.
Among the new cases, 114 were from the Jammu region, while 569 were from Kashmir, they said.

Srinagar district reported the highest number of 165 new COVID-19 cases, followed by 113 in Bandipora district, the officials said.

There are 6,914 active COVID-19 cases, while 23,225 patients have recovered so far, they said.

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