1,457 fresh cases take Covid-19 tally to 63,990
Srinagar- Eighteen more fatalities related to coronavirus infection in a day took the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir past the 1,000-mark, while 1,457 fresh cases pushed the COVID-19 tally to 63,990 on Sunday, officials said.
Of the fresh deaths, nine each were reported from Kashmir valley and Jammu division. The total number of fatalities has increased to 1,005, they said
Four of the deaths were reported at SKIMS Soura while others at SMHS and CD hospitals here.
They said a 60-year-old woman from Verinag Anantnag died four days after she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.
They said a 56-year-old man from New Qazi Bagh Anantnag died, five days he was admitted to the hospital.
Two other persons who died at SKIMS include a 50-year-old man from Sangam Anantnag and a 68-year-old man from Firdous Colony Buchpora Srinagar.
The other deaths include a 60-year-old woman from Trakanjan Boniyar Baramulla who died at SMHS hospital here, they said, a day after being admitted there.
A 75-year-old woman from Habba Kadal died at the SMHS hospital, 12 days after she was admitted and diagnosed with bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia.
Two more persons, a woman from Parnewa Budgam, admitted with bilateral CAP on September 16 and a 66-year-old man from Narabal Magam, admitted with bilateral CAP on September 16, also died at SMHS hospital.
An 80-year-old man from Hazratbal Srinagar died at CD hospital, four days after he was admitted there, they added.
The nine deaths from Jammu division include three victims were from Jammu district, two from Kishtwar and one each from Rajouri, Udhampur, Kathua and Doda, they said.
Meanwhile, 1,457 fresh cases pushed the COVID-19 tally in J&K to 63,990, the officials said.
They said that among the fresh cases, Jammu region recorded 817 cases while as Kashmir Valley 640 .
Officials said it was the 18th consecutive day that the Union Territory recorded more than 1,000 fresh cases in a day.
Jammu district reported the highest 266 new cases, followed by 228 in Srinagar district, they said.
There are 22,032 active cases of (COVD-19) in Jammu and Kashmir, while 40,957 patients have recovered so far, officials said. (with GNS inputs)
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