September 7, 2020 11:27 pm

NC Leader Among 18 More Die Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 806

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1013 New Cases Reported in 24 Hours in J&K

Srinagar: At least 18 more people, including a senior National Conference leader and former legislator Thakur Rachpal Singh died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the total number of Covid-19 fatalities across the Union Territory to 806.

While Kashmir valley reported ten more coronavirus deaths, the remaining eight were confirmed by the officials from the Jammu division, officials said. Among the victims from Valley included three each from Srinagar and Baramulla besides one each from Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Budgam.

Regarding Jammu, they said, four of the victims were from winter capital of the J&K two from Rajouri and one each from Kathua and Doda.

Senior NC leader died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Reasi district of Jammu division on Monday, officials said.

The 69-year-old Singh is survived by wife, son and two daughters, a party leader said.

Singh, a resident of Sialsui village of Kalakote in Rajouri district, was admitted to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality hospital at Kakriyal in Reasi on September 5 after testing positive for the infection, the officials said.

An official at the hospital said the National Conference leader was suffering from fever, cough and also complained of breathlessness.

He breathed his last after suffering a massive heart attack in the early hours of Monday, he said.

Singh had won assembly elections twice on National Conference ticket from his home constituency Kalakote in 2002 and 2008 but lost the election to his BJP rival Abdul Ghani Kohli in the 2014 assembly polls.

Officials said that a 74-year-old from Jagati Colony Jammu died at super specialty hospital where was shifted to from at GMC Jammu, eight days after he was admitted with hypertension, type2 diabetes mellitus, hypothroism, CKD and severe left ventricular dysfunction.

They said a 58-year-old woman, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus, DKA with bilateral community acquired pneumonia died last night at GMC Jammu.

They said 72-year-old man from Krishna Colony Kathua who was admitted to Chest Disease Hospital and diagnosed with Bilateral CAP with covid-19 positive died last night.

They said a 73-year-old man from Bhaderwah in Doda district died at Chest Disease Hospital Jammu, four days after he was admitted to the hospital. “He was suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus and hyperthyroidism and died late last night,” a doctor at the hospital said.

The doctor said 1 78-year-old man from Jewel Canal Road Jammu died at GMC Jammu, a week after he was admitted as a case of “chronic liver disease, portal hypertension, acute kidney infection, repiratory distress and hepato biliary syndrome.“ the patient died at 7.30.a.m.”

Official sources said that a-55-year-old Boniyar Uri who was admitted at a hospital here and diagnosed with bilateral CAP died today.

Also, they said a 63-year-old woman from Tral Pulwama died at SKIMS Bemina, one of the exclusive facilities for the covid-19 patients. She was admitted to the hospital on September 1 and died today, they said.

They said a 73-year-old from Parranpillan Uri died at around 8:30 hours today. “He was diagnosed with T2DM, HTN,multiple myeloma,BHP and bilateral CAP.”

A 70-year-old from Watergam Baramulla as case of “severe Covid pneumonia” died a after he was admitted to the SMHS hospital here. “He died at around 6:30 a.m. today,” they said.

A 65-year-old woman from Raujori Jammu, admitted on September 4, died at SKIMS Soura today.

She was suffering from “T2DM, Peritoneal collection with access with septic shock with MODS and COD.”

With these deaths, officials said, 806 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 699 were from the Valley while 106 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 240 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (108), Budgam (66), Pulwama (59), Anantnag (53), Kupwara (54), Jammu (67), Kulgam (39), Shopian (29), Bandipora (26), Ganderbal (25), Kathua (10), Rajouri (8), Doda (6), Poonch (5), Udhampur (4), Samba (4) and Ramban (1).

1013 New Cases Reported in 24 Hours in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 1013 new Covid-19 cases, including 87 travelers, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 44570.

Among the fresh cases, 413 are from Kashmir Valley and 600 from Jammu division, taking the overall tally to 44570.

Giving district-wise break of the cases, official sources said that Srinagar reported 136, Baramulla 31, Pulwama 40, Budgam 56, Anantnag 40, Bandipora 31, Kupwara 38, Kulgam 3, Shopian 10, Ganderbal 28, Jammu 442, Rajouri 12, Kathua 21, Udhampur 32, Samba 22, Ramban 1, Doda 13, Poonch 41, Reasi 15 and Kishtwar 1.

Meanwhile, 433 patients—69 from Jammu and 364 from Valley—have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals in J&K, they added.

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