J&K Logs 37 More Deaths, 2769 New Cases

Last rites of a non local who died of COVID-19 being performed at a crematorium in Srinagar | KO Photo By Abid Bhat

Firdaus Ali

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported on Thursday 37 more deaths due to coronavirus while 2769 more people tested positive for the virus across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

Among victims, officials said 24 were residents of different parts of Jammu division and 13 others from the Valley. With these fatalities, the overall death count in J&K since the outbreak of pandemic last year has reached 3739.

The victims from the Valley included a 65-year-old man from Magarmal Bagh here, who died at Chest Diseases hospital, 17 days after he was admitted there, officials said. Also, a 68-year-old woman from Dalgate died at the CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the Covid-19 patients, five days after she was admitted there.

The other victims from this capital city included a 75-year-old man from Hawal who died at JLNM hospital Rainawari and a 70-year-old woman from Batamaloo, who died six days after she was admitted to SMHS hospital, officials said.

A 68-year-old retired doctor from Baghat also succumbed to SKIMS Bemina, 25 days after he was admitted there.

At the same hospital, a 73-year-old woman from Ompora Budgam died of coronavirus, a day after she was admitted there. Besides her, officials said, a 65-year-old woman from Kunzer, Tangmarg died at SMHS hospital, 12 days after she was admitted there, they said.

At GMC Anantnag, officials said that a 60-year-old woman from Badragund and a 65-year-old woman from Kund Kulgam died 10 and 13 days after they were admitted there for treatment.

Also, two deaths were reported at GMC Baramulla with victims aged 60 and 68 years, officials said.

Among others the victims from Jammu include a 65-year-old man from Kishtwar, an 80-year-old woman from Talab Tillo Jammu, a 73-year-old woman from New Rehari Jammu, a 40-year-old man from Kheri Bishnah, a 90-year-old man Miran Sahib and a 50-year-old man from Bilaspur Chattisgarh at present Trikuta Nagar Jammu, they said. A 76-year-old woman from RS Pura Jammu died at a hospital in Amritsar, they added.

About the new cases of infection, officials said 964 were reported from Jammu division and 1805 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally to 281628.

Giving district wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 377, Baramulla 260, Budgam 195, Pulwama 196, Kupwara 217, Anantnag 205, Bandipora 78, Ganderbal 96, Kulgam 146, Shopian 35, Jammu 384, Udhampur 63, Rajouri 95, Doda 88, Kathua 50, Samba 35, Kishtwar 22, Poonch 47, Ramban 78 and Reasi 102 new cases of coronavirus.

The officials also stated that till now four mucormycosis (black fungus) cases have been confirmed in the J&K. (With GNS inputs)

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