5 More Die Of Covid-19, 1141 Fresh Cases

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Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir recorded five more Covid-19 deaths in a day pushing the tally to 1,133 on Sunday, while 1,141 fresh cases during the same period took the tally to 72,190, officials said

Among the victims, the officials said, three were residents of Jammu and two from Kashmir Valley.

Those who died in Jammu include a 60-year-old man from jewel Jammu who died at Government Medical College Hospital Jammu, two days after he was admitted there.

The other victims include an 85-year-old from Talab Tillo Jammu who died at the same hospital at 10:20 p.m. last night and a 40-year-old woman from Kullion R S Pura.

Regarding deaths from Valley, they said one of them was a 55-year-old resident of Dalgate and an 84-year-old from Rajouri Kadal Srinagar.

Regarding the man from Dalgate, they said, he was admitted to SKIMS Soura on September 24 and died at around 1 a.m. today.

“He was diagnosed with severe Pneumonia with respiratory failure with T2DM, CKD and Encephalopathy,” said a doctor at SKIMS Soura. “He had cardiopulmonary arrest.”

Regarding the octogenarian man, the doctor said he was admitted on September 17 and died at 2 a.m. on September 27.

“He was also diagnosed with severe pneumonia with respiratory failure with T2DM, CKD.”

Meanwhile, 1,141 fresh cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the past 24 hours — with 689 in Jammu and 452 in the Kashmir Valley,” an official said.

It was for the 25th consecutive day that the number of fresh cases has crossed 1000 in 24 hours.

Jammu district reported the highest number of 324 new cases, followed by 181 in Srinagar district, he said.

There are 18,199 active coronavirus cases, while 52,859 patients have recovered so far, they said, adding of the fresh deaths, three were reported in Jammu and four in the Valley. (with GNS inputs)

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