12 More Die As Covid-19 Toll Crosses 600 In J&K


Last rites of CRPF personal who died of Covid-19 were performed in Srinagar – KO Photo: Abid Bhat

16 CRPF Men Among 654 New Cases

Srinagar: Twelve more people, including a paramilitary CRPF personal succumbed to coronavirus infection in Kashmir valley on Friday, raising the number of fatalities due to virus in the Union Territory to 602.

Among the victims, five were Budgam residents, three from Srinagar and one each from Baramulla, Pulmama, Shopian and Bandipora districts, official sources said Friday.

A man from Chadoora, who was admitted to SMHS hospital in wee hours, died at SMHS hospital this afternoon, they said. “He tested positive on rapid Antigen test,” they said.

A woman from Chadoora who was admitted on August 20 as a case of “T2DM with HTN” died in the hospital late on Friday, they said.

A 74-year-old man from Kralpora Budgam died, two days after he was admitted to the SKIMS Bemina, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of covid-19 patients in Valley, they said.

Another patient, a 70-year-old woman from Chattabal Srinagar also died at SKIMS Bemina and according to a doctor there both patients were suffering from pneumonia besides underlying ailments.

An 85-year-old man from Dragbal Pampore died at SKIMS Soura, a week after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, they said.

A 52-year-old CRPF man from 61 battalion Shivpora who was admitted since August 18 died at SKIMS Soura this afternoon along with a 70-year-old man from Budina Budgam who passed away a after he was admitted to the tertiary care facility.

A 67-year-old man from Dalgate Srinagar died at CD hospital, also among exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients. Admitted on August 11, the sexagenarian was suffering various ailments and died this afternoon, the officials said.

“He was a known case of COPD, Hypothyroidism, T2DM  and HTN.  He was admitted to ICU where he had sudden cardiopulmonary arrest and was declared dead at 11:30 a.m.,” a doctor at the hospital said.

A 70-year-old woman, admitted to SMHS hospital with bilateral CAP on August 20, died, they said. “Her Covid-19 report was detected positive,” they said.

A 60-year-old from Bamroo Magam in Budgam and an 80-year-old man from Pattan, having severe covid-19 pneumonia, died last night at SMHS hospital, they added.

A 78-year-old man from Shopian “who known was a known case of hypertension, diabetes and COPD” died at Srinagar hospital, an official of the south Kashmir district said.

With these deaths, officials said, 601 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—560 from the Valley and 41 from Jammu division. (GNS)

16 CRPF Men Among 654 New Cases

At least 49 travellers, 16 CRPF men and 3 expecting mothers were among 654 people, who tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 31371.

While Kashmir reported 540 new cases, including three pregnant women, as many minors, three Defence personnel and 16 CRPF men, the remaining 114 cases were reported from Jammu region.

Giving district wise breakup of the cases, sources said that Srinagar reported 206, Baramulla 51, Pulwama 33, Budgam 68, Anantnag 45, Kulgam 40, Kupwara 29, Bandipora  52, Ganderbal 16, Jammu  63, Rajouri 3,  Kathua 11, Udhampur 13, Ramban 2, Samba 2, Doda 11, Poonch  2, Reasi 2 and Kishtwar 5.

Moreover 580 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals–119 from Jammu Division and 461 from Kashmir Division.


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