8 More Die Of Covid-19 In J&K, Toll 705

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Newborn, 67 Travellers Among 535 New Cases

Srinagar: At least eight more people, including an army porter succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, raising the number of fatalities due to Covid-19 in the Union Territory to 705.

While four deaths were reported from Kashmir valley, the remaining four were confirmed by officials from the Jammu division.

In Jammu, a 46-year-old woman from Bakshi Nagar, at present Raj Pura Magotrian, died a day after she was admitted to the Government Medical College hospital Jammu.

“She was suffering from hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypothyroid bilateral CAP with respiratory distress,” a doctor at GMC said, adding, “she died at 12.40.a.m.”

The doctor said a 65-year-old woman from Gangyal who was admitted on August 28 died at GMC hospital Jammu.

She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus, Hypothyroid and community acquired pneumonia (CAP) with respiratory distress, a doctor at the hospital said.

A 45-year-old woman from sector no. 7 Upper Ploura Janipur who was suffering from “hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus with bilateral infilterates” died at 8.10 a.m. today at the hospital, the doctor said.

A 38-year-old man from Mir Pur Khour died 13 days after he was admitted to the hospital with “Type 2 diabetes mellitus, acute on CKD, pleural effusion pyrexia with Covid-19 positive.

Among the four deaths reported from Valley included a 25-year-old army porter from Macchil Kupwara.

He died at army hospital where he had a surgery some days back, news agency GNS reported. He had tested positive subsequently, the report said.

Late last night, they said, an elderly person from Kralgund area of the district died at SMHS hospital here where he was admitted.

A 65-year-old from Baghi Sundar Bala Chattabal and died four days after being admitted to SMHS hospital with “HTN and COPD,” they added.

With these deaths, officials said, 705 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 638 were from the Valley while 67 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 221 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (100), Budgam (60), Anantnag (50), Kulgam (35), Pulwama (49), Shopian (28), Kupwara (48), Jammu (45), Bandipora (25), Ganderbal (21), Rajouri (5), Doda (4), Udhampur (2), Ramban (1), Samba (2), Poonch (4), and Kathua (3).

Newborn, 67 Travellers Among 535 New Cases

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported on Monday 535 new cases of coronavirus, including 67 travellers, a new born baby and over a dozen security personnel, taking the total number of people infected by virus in the Union Territory to 37698.

Officials said Kashmir valley reported 290 fresh cases of Covid-19, while remaining 245 were reported from Jammu division.

Among the cases include four CRPF, two-month baby, three persons from BB Cantt, as many from DPL, four BSF, a JK Bank Employee, two Employees at Tehsil Office, one RDD Employee, three RR men from Panzgam and one from IRP.

Giving district-wise details of the cases, officials said, Srinagar reported 90, Baramulla 16, Pulwama 52, Budgam 25, Anantnag 18, Bandipora 38, Kupwara 19, Kulgam 7, Shopian 7, Ganderbal 18, Jammu 139, Rajouri 13, Kathua 33, Udhampur 27, Samba 6, Ramban 1, Doda 9, Poonch 3, Reasi 6 and Kishtwar 8.

Meanwhile, officials said 505 more COVID-19 patients have been recovered and discharged from various hospitals—110 from Jammu Division and 395 from Kashmir Division.

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