13 More Covid-19 Deaths In J&K, Toll 848

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1592 New Cases Include 112 Travellers

Srinagar: Coronavirus claimed thirteen more lives in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the number of fatalities due to the deadly infection in the Union territory to 848.

While eight deaths were reported from Jammu division, the remaining five were confirmed by the officials in Kashmir valley. In Jammu division, two deaths each were reported from Jammu, Rajouri and Samba besides one each from Doda and Reasi, officials said.

Among the victims from Jammu, included a 62-year-old man from Pathal Reasi, who died two days after being admitted to GMC with “inferior wall myocardial infarction.

“He died at 5 a.m.,” a doctor at the hospital said.

A 38-year-old man from Bari Brahmana area of Samba died at 5:10 am today, two days after he was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia, the doctor said.

An 80-year-old man from Ustad Mohalla Jammu died at GMC, three days after he was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with hypertension, CKD and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

They said a 57-year-old man from Bahu Fort died at ASCOMS Hospital (Batra) last night and had been diagnosed with hypothyroid and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

A 62-year-old woman from Ghazipur, RS Pura, who were co-morbid and COVID positive died in the GMC Jammu, while a 70-year-old man from Bandrai Ganara in Kalakote tehsil of Rajouri district, who had injury after fall in the house, died in the GMC Rajouri and later test positive for the virus.

A middle-aged woman from Uri was among the victims of Covid-19 infection in Valley. She died at a hospital here at 1:40 am, officials said.

“She was diagnosed with HTN, Hypothyroid with Severe COVID Pneumonia and died due to cardiopulmonary arrest,” they added.

Besides her, another victim was a resident of Charar-e-Shareef while those from Srinagar included a 65-year-old woman from Batmaloo who was admitted to the SMHS hospital on September 6 as a case of bilateral CAP, and a 45-year-old from Fakir Gujri Harwan who also died at SMHS hospital.

The other victim was a 66-year-old man from Humhama Budgam who died at SMHS hospital this evening.

With these deaths, officials said, 848 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 717 were from the Valley while 131 others were from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 246 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (109), Budgam (69), Pulwama (60), Anantnag (53), Kupwara (56), Jammu (75), Kulgam (40), Shopian (29), Bandipora (26), Ganderbal (25), Rajouri (14), Kathua (11), Doda (9), Samba (7), Poonch (6), Udhampur (4), Reasi (3), Kishtwar (1), and Ramban (1).

1592 New Cases Include 112 Travellers

Meanwhile Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday inched closer to 50,000 mark as 1592 fresh cases were reported, including 112 travelers, taking the total number of people infected by the deadly diseases across the Union Territory to 49134.

For the eighth consecutive day, Covid-19 cases saw a sharp spike as 1592 more people were confirmed positive for coronavirus in the Union Territory, officials said. While 770 new cases were reported from Jammu division, 822 were confirmed Covid-19 positive by the officials from Kashmir Valley.

Giving breakup of the cases, officials said, Srinagar reported 218, Baramulla 75, Pulwama 68, Budgam 190,Anantnag 49, Bandipora 56, Kupwara 85, Kulgam 15, Shopian 2, Ganderbal 64, Jammu 421, Rajouri 48, Kathua 47, Udhampur 28, Samba 35, Ramban 8, Doda 31, Poonch 78, Reasi 28 and Kishtwar 46. Moreover, they said, 344 COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 71 from Jammu Division and 273 from Kashmir Valley.

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