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JK records two more Covid-19 deaths, 144 positive cases

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Srinagar: Two more patients who tested positive for Coronavirus died in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the toll of total deaths related to Covid-19 to 96.
Two patients who tested positive for Coronavirus include 45-year-old male from Bijbehara area of Anantnag and 65-year male from Sugan area of Shopian district. Both died at SMHS hospital Srinagar.
Dr Nazir Choudhary Medical Superintendent at SMHS told that a 45-year-old man from Anantnag who was admitted at SMHS on Sunday with bilateral pneumonia died at hospital on Monday afternoon.
Earlier, Dr Nazir said that a 65-year-old patient from Shopian district who was admitted at SMHS on 28th of June died on Monday morning.
“He was admitted as a community acquired pneumonia (CAP) patient and was also suffering from hypertension, fever, cough and other ailments,” he said, adding that both patients were tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
With his death, deaths related to Covid-19 have reached to 96 in the UT including 85 from Kashmir division and 11 from Jammu division.
Meanwhile, a 6-day-old baby, three CRPF men and two army soldiers besides 53 travelers were among 144 new covid-19 infections were reported on Monday, officials said. The cases take the overall tally of the covid-19 patients in J&K to 7237.
Giving district wise break up, sources said that 29 were reported from Pulwama followed by Shopian (18), Srinagar (17),Anantnag (15), Kathua (13), Baramulla (10), Samba (8), Rajouri (7), Reasi (5), Budgam (4), three each in Jammu, Udhampur, Doda, two each in Kupwara, Bandipora and Poonch besides one each from Kulgam, Ganderbal and Ramban.
Among the cases, 45 are from Jammu Division and 99 from Kashmir valley.
Moreover, 269 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals, officials said. They include 55 from Jammu Division and 214 from the Valley.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura said that that out of the total samples were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory and 67 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told that among the positive cases, 29 are from Pulwama, 16 from Shopian, 13 from Anantnag, three from CRPF Battalions, two from Srinagar and one each from Baramulla, Kupwara, Ganderbal and Kulgam.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told that out of 572 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, eight tested positive for COVID-19, all from Srinagar. They include male (30) from Bunpora Batmaloo, male (82) from Batamalo, male (37) from Chattabal, male (45) from Khankha Moulla, male (50) from Wantpora, male (50) from Baba Demb, Fmeale (53) from Natipora and male (38) from Pattan. 22 cases were confirmed at CD hospital laboratory and includes 6-day-old baby from Khansahib Budgam, and two soldiers from army BB Cant here. The baby’s sample was taken from GB Pant Hospital here, sources said. (with inputs from GNS, KNO)


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