J&K Reports 17 More Covid-19 Deaths, Toll Reaches 619

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33 Uniformed Men, 8 Minors Among 610 New Cases

Srinagar: At least seventeen people, including a teenager and a pharmacist died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the number of fatalities due to the virus in the Union Territory to 619.

While the deadly infection claimed thirteen lives in Kashmir valley, four others succumbed in Jammu division, official sources said.

They said that a 60-year-old woman from Kishtwar, a 70-year-old man from Marh in Jammu, a 70-year-old man from Samba and a 24-year-old man from Surankote in Poonch died at GMC Jammu where they were admitted.

The youth, they said was admitted on July 24 and was detected covid-19 positive on August 14 and died at 1.30 a.m.

As regard to septuagenarian from Jammu, they said, he was suffering from bilateral CAP with acute respiratory distress. “He died at 2.45 a.m.”

Regarding the sexagenarian woman, they said, she was referred from Kishtwar on 21 August to GMC as a case of “covid-19 positive with fever and breathlessness for three days.”

Subsequently, they said, she was diagnosed with bilateral CAP and died at 10.30.p.m last night.

Regarding the thirteen deaths from Kashmir Valley, they said, one among them a 79-year-old woman from Kralgund Kupwara died at SKIMS Soura, a day after she was admitted to the hospital.

A 75-year-old man from Bemina also died at the hospital, more than two weeks after he was admitted there.

Also, the pharmacist from Ashmuqam area of Anantnag died at the hospital, three days after he was admitted. He was posted at Sub District Hospital Seer Anantnag and had tested positive for the novel coronavirus recently.

A 63-year-old woman from Bemina died at SKIMS Bemina, twelve days after she was admitted to the hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley, they said.

A 40-year-old man from Chanapora also died at a hospital here, hours after being admitted and diagnosed with bilateral community acquired pneumonia, they said. “His sample for rapid antigen came positive,” the sources added.

A 16-year-old teenager from Devsar Kulgam died at SKIMS Soura, 20 days after he was admitted, the official sources said.

A 73-year-old-man from Sopore, they said,  also died at SKIMS Soura, 13 days after he was admitted

An 82-year-old man from Nalabal here died three days after he was admitted to the hospital, they said.

The other deaths include an 80-year-old man from Alamgari Bazar and a 40- year-old woman from Harwan in Sopore, they added.

With these deaths, 574 people in Kashmir Valley and 45 in Jammu division have succumbed to the virus so far in the J&K.  (With GNS inputs)

33 Uniformed Men, 8 Minors Among 610 New Cases

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported 610 fresh cases of coronavirus, including 33 uniformed men, eight pregnant women and as many minors, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 31,981.

While 492 new cases were reported from the Kashmir valley, the remaining 118 were confirmed by the officials from Jammu division, officials said.

Among infected include eight Defence personnel, a Health Worker, eight pregnant woman and as many 08 minors besides three policemen as many as BSF personnel and 19 CRPF men.

Giving district-wise break of the cases, official sources said Srinagar reported 211 cases, Baramulla 20, Pulwama 42, Budgam 42, Anantnag  48, Kulgam 17, Shopian 5, Kupwara 27, Bandipora 46, Ganderbal 34, Jammu  66, Rajouri  4, Kathua 12, Udhampur 12, Samba 6, Doda 5, Poonch 6 and Reasi 7.

Moreover, 593 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 141 from Jammu Division and 452 from Kashmir Valley.

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