8 More Covid-19 Deaths In Kashmir, J&K Toll 633

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Infant, 4 Pregnant Women Among 428 New Cases

Srinagar: At least eight more people died of coronavirus in Kashmir on Monday, raising the number of fatalities due to the deadly disease in the Union Territory to 633.

Among the victims, official sources said that three were residents of Kupwara, two from Budgam, as many from Pulwama and one from Bandipora.

They said a 70-year-old woman from Noor pora Tral in Pulwama district died during wee hours at SMHS hospital, 13 days after she was admitted and diagnosed with bilateral community acquired pneumonia.

A 65-year-old man from Lapora Kupwara, they said, was brought to SMHS hospital in wee hours and doctors declared him death on arrival. He was a covid positive and was referred to the hospital from GMC Baramulla , the sources said.

A 70-year-old woman from Lolab Kupwara who was admitted as a case of bilateral community acquired pneumonia, hypertension and ARDS died two weeks after she was admitted to the hospital, they said.

Also a covid-19 positive man from Kralpora Kupwara having underlining ailments died at the hospital in Srinagar, officials at Kupwara said.

A woman from Khanda Budgam died three days after she was admitted to SKIMS Soura and her swab sample was detected as positive for covid-19 at the diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, they said.

An 87-year-old man from Chadoora Budgam died today, nine days after he was admitted to SKIMS Soura

Sources said that a 45-year-old man Pinglen Pulwama died five days after he was admitted to the CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19.

Officials said that one person from Bandipora also died due to covid-19.

With these deaths, 586 people have died   in Kashmir Valley and 47 from Jammu.

Infant, 4 Pregnant Women Among 428 New Cases

Meanwhile at least 51 Defence and paramilitary personnel, four pregnant women and an infant were among 428 new cases of coronavirus reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday thus taking the number of people infected across the Union Territory to 33075.

While Kashmir Valley reported maximum cases of 274, the remaining 154 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed by the officials in Jammu division, official sources said.

Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, they said Srinagar reported 78, Baramulla 9, Pulwama 14, Budgam 27, Anantnag 14, Kulgam 11, Shopian 6, Kupwara 25, Bandipora 65, Ganderbal 25, Jammu 65, Rajouri 12, Kathua 14, Udhampur 19, Ramban 6, Samba 15, Doda 4, Poonch 12, Reasi 2 and Kishtwar 5.

Meanwhile, moreover 373 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—95 from Jammu Division and 278 from Kashmir.  (with GNS inputs)

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