25 More Die of Covid-19 in J&K, 3164 Test Positive

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Srinagar: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir took another big one-day leap on Tuesday as 3,164 more people tested positive for Covid-19, while the deadly infection claimed the lives of 25 more people across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

According to the officials, among the 25 fatalities, 15 were reported from Jammu division and ten from Kashmir, raising the death toll due to pandemic to 2197 in J&K. A 20-year-old girl and two women aged between 47 to 55 years were among the victims who succumbed to Covid-19 since overnight.

They said the 20-year-old was resident of Tral and died a week after she was admitted to SKIMS Soura. A 55-year-old woman from Qazigund died three days after she was admitted to SKIMS Soura, officials said.

A 65-year-old man from Habak Srinagar died eight days after he was admitted to SKIMS Soura, they said. An 80-year-old man from Damhal, diagnosed “HTN DM, COVID+, ARF”, was declared brought dead at GMC Anantnag at around 8:45 am today, they said.

A 75-year-old man from Zainpora died a day after he was admitted to GMC Anantnag after being diagnosed with “HTN t2DM and Covid positive”, they said.

Reports from Kupwara said that a 65-year-old woman from Karnah died at JLNM Hospital Rainawari here while a 47-year-old from Tanghdar died at SMHS hospital.

A 62-year-old woman from Bagh-i-Mehtab Srinagar also died at JLNM Rainawari, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in Kashmir Valley.

The officials further said that a 75-year-old woman from Rose colony Mehjoor Nagar, who was admitted on April 23 with bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia, died at SMHS hospital.

A 72-year-old woman from Hawal Srinagar died at SKIMS, nine days after being admitted to the institute. A 56-year-old man, administrative officer in a government department, from Barzulla here, admitted with bilateral CAP, died at SMHS hospital.

Among the record single day spike of 3164 cases this year, officials said, Kashmir Valley reported 2134 new cases while the remaining 1030 were detected in Jammu division thus taking the total number of people infected by the virus since last year to 166054.

Giving district wise details, officials said, Srinagar reported 1144 cases, Baramulla 197, Budgam 174, Pulwama 70, Kupwara 97, Anantnag 143, Bandipora 123, Ganderbal 66, Kulgam 90, Shopian 30, Jammu 489, Udhampur 65, Rajouri 68, Doda 41, Kathua 100, Samba 98, Kishtwar 30, Poonch 39, Ramban 40 and Reasi 60.

Moreover, they said, 1457 more patients have recovered—656 from Jammu Division and 801 from Kashmir Valley. There are 22283 active positive cases in J&K, 8847 in Jammu and 13436 in the Valley.

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