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Covid-19 claims 11 more lives in JK, toll reaches 428

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Srinagar: A Paramilitary CRPF trooper was among eleven more persons who died due to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 428 In Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.

Among them, three deaths were reported from Srinagar, two each from Anantnag and Budgam including a CRPF trooper besides one each from Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla and Jammu division’s Udhampur district.

With these deaths, the toll due to the virus in Kashmir stands at—397 and 31 in Jammu.

Official sources said that a 43-year-old woman from Ramnagar Udhampur died at ASCOMS (Batra) hospital.

“She was a cancer patient and tested positive for the novel coronavirus subsequently.”

Regarding the CRPF trooper, they said, he belonged to 176 battalion. He had tested covid-19 negative on July 25 but his X-ray showed bilateral lower pneumonia. He was shifted first to BSF hospital and later to SKIMS Soura where his Covid-19 test was found positive. “He succumbed due to cardiac arrest.”

They said that a 50-year-old woman from Kupwara died this morning at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients. Admitted on July 28, the woman was suffering from pneumonia with hypertension and hypothyroidism, they said. “She was on ventilator and had a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest,” they added.

Among others, the fatalities include a 70-year-old from Serhama Bijbehara, a 55-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla, a 65-year-old man from S K Colony Anantnag and a 50-year-old from Srinagar, the officials said.

The woman from Sirhama Bijbehara, a surgical patient was admitted on July 25, died at SKIMS today while the 65-year-old resident from SK Colony area of the south Kashmir district, admitted on August 2, died last night at the tertiary care hospital.

Regarding the 55-year-old from Pattan, officials said that he was a resident of Goshbugh area and was suffering from bilateral pneumonia. He was admitted to SMHS hospital on July 27 and died today.

Also, sample of a 50-year-old man from Srinagar’s Bemina area who also died at SMHS hospital has returned positive posthumously.

Srinagar district with 141 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (74), Budgam (33), Kulgam (29), Anantnag (28), Shopian (23), Pulwama (24), Kupwara (22), Jammu (21), Bandipora (16), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua.

Meanwhile, ninety travelers and at least 46 security personnel were among 559 new covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the overall count to 22959.

Among them, 96 cases were reported from Jammu Division and 463 from Kashmir Valley including five from BB Cant, six from 2 RR Aripath Budgam, 8 CRPF men from Rambagh Camp and 26 from other places including Karanagar, Bemina, Humama, Lethpora and Santangar.

Giving district wise break-up of the cases, sources said that Srinagar reported 160, Baramulla 29, Pulwama 105, Kulgam 27, seven each in Shopian and Anantnag, Budgam 41, Kupwara 2, Bandipora 44, Ganderbal 41, Jammu 61, Rajouri 5, Kathua 8, Udhampur 12, Samba 5, Poonch 3 and Kishtwar 2.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 5590 cases followed by Baramulla with 1997, Pulwama 1733, Kulgam 1552, Shopian 1492, Anantnag 1417, Kupwara 1163, Budgam 1368, Bandipora 865, and Ganderbal 560.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1361 cases, Rajouri 746, Ramban 574, Kathua 559, Udhampur 593, Samba 462, Doda 299, Poonch 251, Reasi 198 and Kishtwar 157. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 22955—17755 in Kashmir and 5200 in Jammu.

A number of cases were confirmed at CD hospital and SKIMS laboratories and those from former include female (26) from Lehendajan, male (16) from Khayar, male (42) from Jablipora, male (40) from Bonard Uttersoo, male (25) from Shergund, two males (25, 25) from Kriri Uttersoo, male (31) from Sarnal Bala, male (41) from Crpf, male (30) from Trahpoo, male (25) from Sagam, female (24) from Magam, female (80) from Magam Baramulla, female (65) from Soibugh Budgam, female (35) from Sumbal Sonawari, female (50) from Arampora Sopore, six males (45, 30, 28, 29, 32, 25) from Sopore Camp, female (28) from HMT Srg, male (34) and two females (48, 24) from Machipora Sopore, male (39) from Matipora Pattan, male (50) from Chandusa Baramulla, male (55) from Naseerabad Sopore, female (36) from Hanjivera Pattan, male (33) from Batpora Sopore, male (31) from Jalalabad Sopore, male (30) from Kranskshivan Sopore, male (35) from Keran Kupwara, male (27) from Baramulla, female (29) from New Colony Sopore, female (22) from Machipora Sopore, male (20) from Bohripora Sopore, two males (18, 45) from Kadeem Eidgah Baramulla, male (36) from Hadpora Baramulla, male (15) from Old Town Baramulla, male (31) from Newshara Baramulla, male (27) from DPL Baramulla, male (29) from Uplona Baramulla, female (60) from Pattan BLA, male (60) from Wanigam Pattan, female (65) from Buchoo BLA, male (28) from BB Cantt Srg, male (50) from Bemina Srg, male (65) from Chadoora, male (35) from Batamaloo, female (25) from Bemina, female (38) from Noorbagh Srg, male (18) from Rawalpora, male (45) from Alochibagh Srg, female (30) from Bandipora, female (65) from Hazratbal, male (60) from Batamaloo, male (29) from Chanapora, female (75) from Anantnag, female (35) from Aali Kadal Srg, two females (60, 37) from Ishber Nishat, female (65) from Budgam, male (27) from Bijbehara Anantnag, male (80) from Malla Bagh, male (42) from Kadi Kadal Srg, two males (60, 75) from Rainawari Srg, male (NA) from Batamaloo, male (NA) from Pampore, female (NA) from Kralpora Chadoora, male (NA) from Gopalpora Budgam, female (70) from Rainawari Srg, female (60) and male (75) from Beerwah, female (NA) from Rainawari Srg, female (NA) from Chadoora, male (23) from Harwan, female (50) from Sopore, male (60) from Jawahar Nagar, male (47) from Rawalpora Srg, male (65) from Kupwara, male (56) from Lal Bazar, female (52) from Noorbagh Srg, male (30) from Tumberhama, female (20) from Drung Tangmarg, male (40) from Utikoo, female (30) from Lasjan, female (29) from Hyderpora, female (28) from Peerbagh, two males (34, 25) from Narakara, male (45) from Laloo, female (32) from Bemina, two males (38, 31) and female (60) from Nowgam, female (35) from Nawabazar, female (09) from Gulshan Nagar, male (25) from Sanatnagar.

The SKIMS cases include male (27) from Hatigam, male (26) from Pahalgam, female (72) from Hakiwa, male (24) from Islamabad Anantnag, male (40) from Bijbehara Anantnag, male (28) from Kokernag Anantnag, male (53) from Achabal Anantnag, male (44) from Seer Hamadan Anantnag, male (32) from Ashmuqam Anantnag.

The Srinagar cases include male (38) from Batwara, male (40) from Hyderpora, male (26) from Nishat, male (32) from SKIMS, male (65) from Fateh Kadal, male (45) from Illahibagh, female (39) from Illahibagh, male (68) from Qamarwari, male (55) from Khanyar, male (65) from Nawakadal, female (43) from Eidgah, male (44) from Illahibagh, female (39) from Illahibagh, female (25) from Shalimar, male (70) from Rainawari, male (56) from Gojwara, female (35) from Zakura, female (40) from Qamarwari, male (06) from Bemina, male (61) from Nowshera, female (42) from Noorbagh, female (63) from Chanapora, male (68) from Ahmadnagar, male (49) from Soura, male (23) from Mandibal, male (42) from Batpora, female (64) from Hawal, male (52) from Badamwari, female (31) from Gojwara, male (29) from SKIMS Soura, female (55) from Natipora, male (70) from Lal Bazar, male (10) from Munwarabad, male (16) from Burzihama, female (85) from Lal Bazar, male (62) from Illahibagh, female (47) from Habakadal, male (70) from Batamaloo, male (56) from Baghi Mehtab, male (32) from Rainawari, male (52) from Rainawari, female (33) from Rainawari, male (48) from Nowpora, male (33) from Barbarshah, female (23) from Soura, male (15) from Soura, male (23) from Srinagar, male (35) from Hawal, male (32) from Rajbagh, male (25) from HMT, male (38) from Srinagar, male (25) from Srinagar.

The Pulwama cases include male (42) from Ratnipora while Ganderbal ones include male (55) from Tulmula, male (70) from Arampora Ganderbal, male (18) from Batwina Ganderbal, female (34) from Manigam, female (13) and male (50) from Manigam, female (23) from Manigam, female (14) from Kangan Ganderbal.

The Baramulla cases include male (20) from Banglabagh, male (50) from Sopore, male (23) from Sopore, male (26) from Sopore Baramulla, male (16) from Sopore Baramulla, male (24) from Geengal Baramulla, two males (26, 24) from Gingal Baramulla.

The Kupwara cases include male (100) from Halmatpora, male (21) from Malik Mohalla, male (23) from Malik Mohalla, male (33) from Lalpora Kupwara, male (26) from Rinkipora Kupwara, male (25) from Malik Mohalla Kupwara, male (31) from Malik Mohalla Kupwara, male (45) from Malik Mohalla Kupwara.

The Bandipora cases include male (24) from Palam, two males (23, 18) from Bandipora, male (20) from Bandipora while the Kulgam ones include male (42) from Kulgam, male (45) from Kulgam.

The Shopian cases include male (19) from Shopian, male (35) from Shopian, male (22) from Narwara Shopian, male (14) from Shopian, male (22) from Shopian, male (21) from Pinjoora Shopian, male (26) from Hinjura Shopian.

The Budgam cases include male (24) from Magam Budgam, male (28) from Khag Budgam, male (23) from Magam Budgam, male (35) from Ompora Budgam.

Moreover, officials said, 388 more patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals and include 91 from Jammu division and 297 from Kashmir Valley. So far, 15244 patients have been discharged—3264 from Jammu and 11980 from Kashmir. (with inputs from GNS)

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