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Pandemic: 10 Covid-19 deaths in JK take toll to 117

Pandemic: 10 Covid-19 deaths in JK take toll to 117
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154 test positive, total cases swell to 7850

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported ten deaths due to novel coronavirus, taking the fatality count due to the covid-19 in J&K to 117. Nine of these casualties were reported in Kashmir Valley and one in Jammu division which was actually confirmed two days after a 63-year-old from Doda died in an army hospital.
Regarding those reported from the Valley, five were reported at SKIMS Soura, three at SMHS hospital and one at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the covid-19 management here.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, a 75-year-old man from Kawoosa area of Budgam district died at the hospital around 7:25 p.m. this evening, five days after he was admitted.
“The patient was diagnosed MND with CAP and he died due to cardiopulmonary arrest,” he said.
Earlier, a said 65-year-old man from Nadigam Shopian, who was admitted in Infectious Disease Block of the hospital on July 1 as a case of Coronary Artery Disease with bilateral Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with Type-1 Respiratory Failure, passed away at 4.45 p.m,” he said.
Prior to him, Professor Jan said that a 65-year-old resident of Tarigam Kulgam, who was admitted on June 23, died at the hospital. “He was referred from GMC Anantnag in view of B/L CAP with ARDS. The patient was Covid positive and died at 2:30 p.m.,” he said.
55-year-old and 65-year-old men from Kulgam and Baramulla districts respectively died at the tertiary care hospital, he added.
He said that the quinquagenarian from Yaripora area of Kulgam was admitted on June 22 and died 12:10 a.m.
“He was known case of hypertension with (type-2 diabetes) with multifocal Encephalopathy (brain disease),” he said.
Another patient—the sexagenarian from Baramulla’s Sopore town also died ten days after admission to the hospital.
“The patient was hypertensive, T2DM (type-2 diabetes) with Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and he had sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at 3:05 a.m.” Professor Jan said.
Meanwhile, a resident of Habba Kadal area of Srinagar, a 60-year-old man died at CD hospital. Dr Salim Tak, hospital’s Medical Superintendent, told that the man was admitted on June 29.
“He was diabetic, hypertensive and was suffering pneumonia and other ailments,” he added.
Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, said that a 65-year-old man with “bilateral pneumonia” from Kulgam district died this afternoon.
“His sample was taken as soon as he was admitted to the hospital yesterday and it came out to be positive for the virus,” he said.
Earlier, Dr Choudhary said, a 75-year-old man from Wadwan Budgam district and a 65-year-old from Batamaloo Srinagar with underlying ailments including hypertension and bilateral pneumonia died at the hospital.
“The woman was also suffering from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Both of them were admitted yesterday (Wednesday),” he added.
Meanwhile sources said that a swab sample reports of a 63-year-old man from Doda returned positive for the virus. He was actually admitted to GMC Jammu on June 20 and later shifted to Udhampur army hospital. Having suffered the brain hemorrhage, the sexagenarian died on June 30, the sources added.
With these deaths, 117 people have succumbed to the virus in J&Ktill today— 103 from the Valley and 14 from Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 27 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (18), Kulgam (16), Shopian (13), Budgam (10), Anantnag (9), Jammu(8), Kupwara (6), Pulwama (four), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.
Meanwhile, at least 28 army and paramilitary personnel besides a senior National Conference leader were among 154 new covid-19 cases reported from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The cases which also include five service providers take the overall tally of the covid-19 cases in J&K to 7850.
Sources said while 20 cases are from Jammu Division, bulk, 134 are from Kashmir Valley.
Giving the district wise details of the news cases, officials said that 51 were reported from Srinagar followed by Baramulla 19, Anantnag 17, Kulgam 15, Budgam 12, Pulwama 10, Ganderbal 7, Doda 6, Samba 5, four each in Jammu and Udhampur, Bandipora 2 and Ramban 1.
Of all the cases, 65 were confirmed at SKIMS, CD and SKIMS Bemina laboratories besides others.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura told that out of the 2569 samples were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, 65 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told that 16 each of them are from Anantnag and Srinagar, 13 from Kulgam, eight from Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF, two each from Pulwama, Ganderbal and Budgam besides one each from Kupwara, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Udhampur and Jammu.
The cases from Anantnag include female (26) from Shirpora , two males (36, 14) from Eidgah Bijbehara , female (59) from Akingam , male (50) from Sofi Mohallah , female (40) from Vail Nagbal , male (38) from Nambal, two males (18, 15) and two females (49, 32) from Dirhama, male (25) and female (50) from Srigufwara , male (37) from Shangus , male (58) from Ara Kodhpora , male (26) from Dalvach Qazigund , female (24) from Sangdan Qazigund and male (NA) from Dailgam.
The Srinagar cases include male (16) from Natipora , two males (38, 58) and female (58) from Zakura , male (28) from Peerbagh , two males (42, NA) and two female (35,11) from Harwan, male (36) from Saderbal, female (39) from Bota Kadal , male (19) and female (26) from 90-Feet Soura , female (NA) from Habba Kadal , male (77) from Hyderpora and female (70) from Dalgate.
The cases from Kulgam include male (32) and female (30) from Gudder, female (28) from KB Pora , female (33) from HM Guri , female (25) from Watoo , male (39) from Chahmullah , female (28) from Sangus, female (30) from Brazloo Buchroo , male (38) from Devsar , male (39) from Bihar Hablish and female (25) from Durhama Nihama.
Eight cases from Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF include five males (30, 36, 27, 33, 33) from 42 RR Rajpora Pulwama besides male (52) from 182 Bn CRPF Pulwama, male (28) from 61 Bn CRPF Srinagar, and male (43) from 40 Bn CRPF Anantnag.
The two cases from Pulwama include male (48) from Tral and male from Washbugh while Budgam cases include female (40) from Magam and female (27) from Budgam. The Kupwara case include male (21) from Handwara, that of Shopian: male (20) from Rawalpora while two cases from Ganderbal include male (27) from Woyil and male (65) from Alastang while Bandipora cases is female (50) from Mader Bandipora, one from Udhampur—male (41) from Udhampur , Jammu one is male (29), Baramulla one— female (29) from Sopore.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told that out of 503 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 27 tested positive for COVID-19— 23 from Budgam and 12 from Srinagar.
Among the cases include 14 from paramilitary BSF personnel stationed at Sanat Nagar—men aged (50, 34, 53, 36, 43, 40, 55, 31, 53, 54, 51, 31, 40 and 30).
The other cases from Budgam include male (64) from Bunmakhama, male (65) from Batpora Chadoora, female (11) from Nayak Bagh Srinagar, four males (20, 20, 39, 24) from Batpora Chadoora and females (8 and 32) from Batpora Chadoora while Srinagar cases include two males (52 and 45) from Bishembar Nagar, female (45) from Rangpora Ellahibagh and male M (34) from Soura, 01 female (45) from Ladoora Rafiabad Baramulla.
The cases confirmed at CD hospital include female (55) from Saloora, male (24) from Police line Ganderbal, male (69) from Baramulla, female (60) from Barbarshah Srinagar, female (55) and six males (30, 28, 38, 42, 25, 26) from BB CANT Srinagar, two female (78, 37) from Batamaloo Srinagar, female (50) from Soura, male (46) from Gulburg Colony , female (age and address not available), male (50) from Sangrama , female (50) from Habkadal, female (70) from Safakadal, male (NA) from Budgam, female (60) from Baramulla, male (33) from Qazigund , male (65) from Kulgam, female (50) from Pattan , male (47) from Mominabad Batamaloo, Male (30) from Rohama Rafiabad, male (40) from Khanpora, male (17) and two female (07, 28) from Sangri Colony, male (48) from Fatehgarh, female (26) from Achabal Sopore , male (33) from Chesti Colony , female (60) from Bagh-I-Islam, two Male (33, 66) and two female (36, 65) from Srinagar, male (41) from Batpora Ganderbal, male (32) from Waskura, female (60) from Bamloora, male (30) from Gutlibagh, two males (28, 20) from Pattan, female (14) from Chichilora, male (17) from Palhallan and male (75) from Wadwan Budgam.
Meanwhile, 118 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—38 from Jammu Division and 80 from Kashmir. (GNS)

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