15 More Deaths Take Covid-19 Toll In J&K To 664


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704 New Cases Include 23 Security Men, 3 Minors

Srinagar: As many as fifteen people succumbed to coronavirus infection in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, raising the number of fatalities caused by Covid-19 across the Union Territory to 664.

While Kashmir valley reported 11 more fatalities on Wednesday, four victims of the deadly disease were residents of Jammu division, officials said.

A 70-year-old man from Fateh Kadal died at CD hospital here, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley, they said. Having underlying ailments, the septuagenarian was admitted to the hospital on August 19 and died due to cardiac arrest, they said.

A 75-year-old man from Old Barzulla who was suffering from multiple ailments died at SKIMS Soura, eight days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

A 55-year-old resident of Old City’s Nowhatta also died at the hospital, six days after he was admitted there for multiple ailments, they said.

A 65-year-old man from Saderbal who was admitted to SKIMS Soura died late Tuesday evening, they said.

Also, a 61-year-old woman from Rainawari who was admitted to SKIMS on August 24 died at 5 a.m. and her swab was taken for covid-19 which tested positive after her death, they said.

Earlier in the wee hours today, a 60-year-old woman of Littar Pulwama who was admitted on August 22 as a case of bilateral pneumonia died at SMHS hospital, the official sources said.

A 65-year-old man from Narbal Budgam died at SKIMS Bemina, 17 days after he was admitted there for having multiple ailments.

A 60-year-old from Naik Pora Padshahibagh here who was admitted to SMHS hospital on August 23 as a case of bilateral CAP died this evening.

The other three deaths from the Valley include a 40-year-old woman from Kanchan, Gandarbal, a 75-year-old man from Gopalpora Anantnag and a 75-year-old man from Panzer Shopian, they said.

Regarding four deaths from Jammu division, they said one of them was a 70-year-old man from ward 4 of Rajouri town who died at GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri during the intervening night of August 25 and 26.

The other victim was a 58-year-old man from Nagbani Jammu who died at GMC hospital Jammu, five days after he was admitted there.

A doctor at GMC Hospital Jammu said that the man was suffering from hypertension, diabetes mellitus, CKD and respiratory distress with altered sensorium.

According to government bulleting two more persons died in Jammu since overnight, taking the number of people succumbing to virus in Jammu district to 37. The other victims include a 62-year-old man from New Plot and 60-year-old from Shopping Centre.

With these deaths, 664 people have died in Jammu and Kashmir—54 from Jammu division and 610 from Valley.

704 New Cases Include 23 Security Men, 3 Minors

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir recorded on Wednesday 704 new cases of coronavirus, including 96 travelers, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 34,480.

While Kashmir Valley recorded 509 new cases of Covid-19, the remaining 195 were confirmed by the officials from the Jammu division, official sources said. Among the fresh cases, they said included 96 travelers, twenty three paramilitary CRPF and BSF men besides three minors and a doctor.

With these cases which also include some soldiers and seven policemen take the overall tally to 34480 in J&K.

Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, they said Srinagar reported 198, Baramulla 16, Pulwama 55, Budgam 64, Anantnag 47, Kulgam 9, Shopian 9, Kupwara 49, Bandipora 22, Ganderbal 40, Jammu 98, Rajouri 17, Kathua 27, Udhampur 15, Ramban 3, Samba 12, Doda 7, Poonch 7 and Kishtwar 9.

Meanwhile, 599 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—126 from Jammu Division and 473 from Kashmir Valley.

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