Covid-19 Claims 17 More Lives In J&K, Toll 835

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J&K Sees Record 1617 New Cases

Srinagar: As many as seventeen more people succumbed to coronavirus infection in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, raising the number of fatalities since the outbreak of pandemic in the Union Territory to 835.

While nine Covid-19 deaths were reported from Jammu division, eight others were confirmed by the officials in the Kashmir valley. Among the new fatalities from Valley, two each were from Srinagar and Baramulla besides one each from Budgam, Anantnag, Bandipora and Kupwara, officials said.

In Jammu division, five of the victims were from Jammu district, two from Rajouri and one each from Kathua, Reasi and Kishtwar.

Officials said a 77-year-old woman from Noorbagh Baramulla, died at SKIMS Soura hospital here, day after she was admitted and diagnosed with “HTN with severe Covid pneumonia with type 1 respiratory failure with encephalopathy.”

They said a 55-year-old woman from Barzulla, already battling a life-threatening disease and also diagnosed with bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia died after remaining admitted to the hospital here for a month and five days.

A resident of Bonagam Handwara, admitted on August 29 with bilateral CAP, and a woman from Shadipora Sumbal, admitted on September 5 with bilateral CAP, died at SMHS hospital.

Also, a 65-year-old woman from Khanyar Srinagar who was diagnosed with Bilateral CAP and T2DM after her admission on September 5 also died at SMHS hospital, they said.

They said a 70-year-old man from Russu Budgam died at SKIMS Bemina, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of covid-19 patients. He was admitted on August 24, they added.

They said a 70-year-old man from Dal Patian Mohala Jammu died three days after being admitted to GMC Jammu as a case of hypertension, bilateral community acquired pneumonia.

A 65-year-old woman  from Gazi Pur Kullian Jammu who was diagnosed with “type 2 diabetes mellitus, community acquired pneumonia” died at GMC Jammu, they added.

A 55-year-old man of Nai Basti Jammu, admitted on September 09 and diagnosed with “type2 diabetes mellitus and bilateral community pneumonia died at GMC Jammu, they said.

A 55-year-old woman from Bahu Fort Jammu, admitted on September 4, died at GMC Jammu and was diagnosed with hypertension, type2 diabetes mellitus and CKD died at 2.30.a.m. today, they said.

A 55-year-old man from Tindey Kalan R S PURA, they said, died two days after he was admitted in emergency ward of GMC Jammu

A 75-year-old man from Talab Tillo, a 45-year-old man from Subash Nagar Jammu died 11 days after being admitted to MC Jammu, they added.

With these deaths, officials said, 835 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 712 were from the Valley while 123 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 244 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (109), Budgam (67), Pulwama (60), Anantnag (53), Kupwara (56), Jammu (73), Kulgam (40), Shopian (29), Bandipora (26), Ganderbal (25), Kathua (11), Rajouri (12), Doda (8), Poonch (6), Samba (5), Udhampur (4), Reasi (2), Kishtwar (1), and Ramban (1).

J&K Sees Record 1617 New Cases

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir recorded on Wednesday the highest single-day spike of 1617 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 47542.

While 894 new cases were reported from Jammu division, the remaining 723 were confirmed by the officials from the Kashmir valley, officials said. This is for the seventh day in a row now that the J&K has reported over 1000 covid-19 cases.

Giving district-wise break up, officials said, Srinagar reported 260, Baramulla 85, Pulwama 37, Budgam 69, Anantnag 69, Bandipora 75, Kupwara 51, Kulgam 16, Shopian 23, Ganderbal 38, Jammu 583, Rajouri 71, Kathua 36, Udhampur 77, Samba 30, Ramban 18, Doda 31, Poonch 11, Reasi 28 and Kishtwar 9.

Moreover, they said, 620 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 52 from Jammu Division and 568 from Kashmir Valley.

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