75 year old man dies of Covid-19, death toll reaches 11
7 cops among 37 more test positive in JK
Srinagar: A 75-year-old man from Jammu on Wednesday became 11th victim of the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.
They said that septuagenarian died at his residence at Preet Nagar Digiana. However, the family took him to GMC Jammu where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival and decided to take his samples for Covid-19. The body was later kept in mortuary to await the reports, they said.
Medical Superintendent GMC Jammu Dr Dara Singh said that the man was brought dead around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. “His sample was taken and body was shifted to a mortuary,” he said, adding, “the sample returned to be positive for Covid-19 today.” The body was handed over to the family after following covid-19 protocol.
With this fatality, 11 persons have died due to the disease so far in Jammu and Kashmir—9 of them in Kashmir and two in Jammu division.
Interestingly, Srinagar district has reported 4 deaths, highest in any district, followed by Baramulla (3), one each in Bandipora, Anantnag, Udhampur and Jammu.
Meanwhile, two orthopedic patients and seven cops were among thirty-seven persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. With these cases, the total tally of Covid-19 patients has risen to 971—874 in Kashmir and 97 in Jammu.
Moreover, 466 people have recovered—57 in Jammu and 409 in Kashmir, leaving the active positive cases at 494 while 11 people have died due to covid-19 so far.
Dr Salim, nodal officer, told that 1163 samples were processed at CD Hospital Srinagar’s Microbiology Lab and 21 among them came out to be positive for covid-19.
Sources said that eight samples received from District Police Lines Anantnag turned out to be positive and include that of a follower, two SPOs as many Head Constables, a Constable, a Selection-Grade Constable and a woman, wife of a cop. Except for the woman, none had come in contact with any positive patient, the sources said.
The other cases include six from Seer Hamdan— one 40-year-old woman and five men, two of them aged 30-years-old while three others include 38-year-old, 40-year-old and 45-year-old respectively.
Besides, the cases include a woman from Naibasti, 70-year-old from Fresal and 49-year-old of Mohammad Pora Kulgam, patients admitted to orthopedic ward GMC Anantnag besides 55-year-old man from Khiitaj.
Two cases include 26-year-old and 27-year-old women, whose samples were received from SDH Kokernag, they said.
Principal GMC Anantnag Dr Showkat Gillani said that a doctor and a staff nurse have been moved to quarantine after two patients tested positive.
“A few patients there in the ward have been moved to home quarantine and would be tested after few days,” he added.
Nodal officer for coronavirus control at SKIMS, Dr G H Yatoo, said that out of 1726 samples tested at viral diagnostic lab of the tertiary care hospital, 13 came out to be positive.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, told that seven of them are from Budgam—24-year-old male and 24 and 25-years-old women from Loripora, 23-year-old woman and two man—aged 35 and 45 years old from Watkul and a 21-year-old man from Zaipora, five from Basoli Jammu and one from Baramulla—27-year-old from Dangiwachi.
Meanwhile, three more cases were reported from Jammu and include a 52-year-old man from Maanpur Kathua, 67-year-old from New plot Jammu besides a 75-year-old from Preet Nagar Jammu whose sample returned positive after his death.
According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 971 positive cases, 494 are active positive, 466 have recovered and 11 have died.
Moreover, 11 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, two from Jammu division and nine from Kashmir Division.
It said that out of 57111 test results available, 56140 samples have tested as negative till May 13, 2020.
Furthermore, till date 100683 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 25393 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 149 in Hospital Quarantine, 494 in hospital isolation and 11694 under home surveillance. Besides, 62942 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, it said that Anantnag has 145 cases, Srinagar 137, Bandipora 134, Baramulla 110, Shopian 105 , Kupwara 83, Ganderbal 23, Kulgam 72, and Pulwama 13.
Similarly, Jammu has 38 positive cases, Udhampur 22, Samba 11, Rajouri 4, Kathua 17, Kishtwar 1, Ramban 1 and Reasi 3. (with inputs from GNS)