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Covid-9 Pandemic: 15 more succumb, JK death toll rises to 443

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported fifteen more deaths related to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 443—409 in Kashmir and 34 in Jammu division.

Official sources said that among the dead includes a 55-year-old Naib Tehsildar from Shopian, a paramilitary CRPF trooper and an elderly man from Handwara area of Kupwara district who died on the way while being shifted to Srinagar.

“It’s with huge grief that we share the demise of our Naib Tehsildar, Wachi Maqbool Wani Sb after he lost his battle against Covid y’day at SKIMS. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. He was a gentle, hardworking man & an asset for the Distt. May Allah SWT grant him Jannat.Aameen,” Deputy Commissioner Shopian Yasin Choudhary said.

Two of the deaths were reported from Kupwara and include a 75-year-old from Rawalpora Kralgund who admitted at SMSH Hospital Srinagar where he died while other— a 70-year-old from Bagath Mohalla Drugmulla who tested positive today and died near Pattan while he was being shifted to Srinagar hospital on referral for further treatment by a local hospital, a senior official said.

Three deaths were reported from Pulwama district and include a 70-year-old from Monghama Tral was sampled on July 27 and tested positive subsequently, a 58-year-old woman from Gusoo and 60-year-old from Kadlabal Pampore.

Two of the victims belong to Jammu and one to Rajouri district who had died few days back at SKIMS Soura and was included in today’s list.

Regarding one of the victims from winter capital, sources said that a 44-year-old man from Jhullaka Mohalla who was suffering from multiple ailments and had tested positive for COVID-19 died last night in the GMC Jammu. “Admitted on August 5, the man was diagnosed with Hypertension, TYPE 2 diabetes mellitus and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, a senior doctor at GMC Jammu said.

Among others, the others victims include a 55-year-old patient from Chitragam, an 82-year-old man from Nowgam Srinagar, an 80-year-old male from Malbagh Srinagar and a 75-year-old man from Bandipora who was operated for Stomach Cancer died at SKIMS Bemina. “Admitted on Aug 4, he was also suffering from pneumonia and was shifted to ICU yesterday and died today at 6.00 p.m,” a senior doctor

A 33-year-old paramilitary CRPF trooper from 179 Batallion who was admitted on August in “critical condition of severe Pneumonia and respiratory failure” died today at 4.30 p.m. at the hospital, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients.

Two deaths were reported from Baramulla district including a 63-year-old man from Baramula who was having hypertension, community acquired pneumonia. Admitted on July 31, the sexagenarian died today at SMHS hospital, a senior doctor there said.

Regarding other death from the north Kashmir district, sources said the victim was a 60-year-old from Dogba Sopore and died at local SDH.

She was admitted on July 31 with “hypertension, T2DM, and with bilateral CAP” and died due to “cardiopulmonary arrest” at 9 p.m. today. Also a 65-year-old man from Budgam died to the virus, the officials said.

With these deaths, the overall tally has risen to 443 in J&K, 34 in Jammu and 409 in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, 499 fresh covid-19 cases including 91 travelers were reported on Thursday taking the total count of infected persons past 23000.

Among the fresh cases, 73 cases were reported from Jammu and 426 from Kashmir Valley including 34 from CRPF, two from BSF and six from BB Cantt.

Giving district wise breakup, sources told GNS that Srinagar reported 113, Baramulla 44, Pulwama 9, Kulgam 20, Shopian 8, Anantnag 73, Budgam 52, Kupwara 17, Bandipora 49, Ganderbal 41, Jammu 51 Rajouri 5, Ramban 1, Kathua 6, Udhampur 2, Samba 5, Poonch 1 and Kishtwar 2.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 5699 cases followed by Baramulla with 2041, Pulwama 1743, Kulgam 1572, Shopian 1500, Anantnag 1490, Kupwara 1181, Budgam 1438, Bandipora 914, and Ganderbal 603.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1412 cases, Rajouri 751, Ramban 575, Kathua 565, Udhampur 595, Samba 467, Doda 299, Poonch 252, Reasi 198 and Kishtwar 159. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 23454—18181 in Kashmir and 5273 in Jammu.

A number of cases were confirmed at CD hospital and SKIMS Soura, they said.

The CD cases include female (55) from Nawab Bazar, female (50) from Pulwama, male (32) from Alochibagh, male (28) from Momin Abad, male (35) from Shopian, male (50) from Srinagar, male (35) from Nowshera, male (34) from Botshah Mohalla Lal Bazar, male (53) from Hawal, female (28) from Nowshera, male (58) from Lal Bazar, male (90) from Ompora Budgam, female (30) from Bemina, male (48) from Hawal, male (30) from Jawahar Nagar, female (45) from Rainawari, male (27) from Pattan, male (65) from Khanyar, male (23) from Illahibagh, female (70) from Mirgund Pattan, male (70) from Pinjoora Tangmarg, female (73) from Nowshera, male (70) from Rawalpora, male (65) from Batamaloo, male (23) from Hawal, female (NA) from NA, male (55) from Batamaloo, male (38) from Mehjoor Nagar Srg, female (60) from Safakadal, female (59) from Kursu Srg, male (30) from Hyderpora Srg, female (60) from Buchpora Srg, female (71) from Lalbazar, male (35) from Buchpora Srg, male (42) from Hazratbal Srg, two females (60, 25) from Rawalpora Srg, female (35) from Chanapora Srg, male (50) from 44 Bn Crpf HMT, male (41) from Aali Kadal Srg, male (45) and female (40) from Mehjoor Nagar Srg, male (35) from Habak Srg, male (80) from Jawahar Nagar Srg, male (56) from Barsoo Pulwama, two males (75, 50) from Bemina Srg, male (26) from Srinagar, female (60) from Tral, female (77) from Dalgate Srg, male (65) from Kupwara, female (70) from Salia, male (70) from Waghama, female (65) from Sadiqabad, male (02) from Budgam, female (60) from Kupwara, male (85) from Nawakadal Srg, male (NA) from Panzgam Kupwara, female (65) from Rajbagh Srg, female (58) from Telbal Shalimar.

The Anantnag cases include male (35) from Verinag, male (60) from Anantnag, male (50) from Wanpoh, male (65) from Sarnal Anantnag.

The Shopian cases include male (38) from Shopian. The Pulwama cases include male (31) and female (35) from Tral Pulwama.

The Budgam cases include male (25) from Baharampora, male (26) from Sonpah, male (46) from Choon, male (22) from Dalwan Ch Sharief, male (50) and female (30) from Kralpora Chadoora, male (65) from BK Pora Chattergam, female (26) from Zinipora, female (33) from Nowgam Railway, female (34) from Ichigam, female (23) from Migrant Colony Shiekhpora Ompora, male (35) from Ompora, female (30) from Baghi Mehtab, male (43) from Ompora, female (36) from Yachgan, male (27) from Check Post, female (17) from Heewader, male (60) from Wulna Ichigam, female (60) from Mamath, female (24) from Putlibagh, female (20) from Shunglipora, female (33) from Sholipora, male (32) from Housing Colony Ompora Budgam, female (40) from Ompora Budgam.

The Kupwara cases include male (41) from Karnah, female (45) from Halmatpora, male (28) from Lolab Kupwara. The Baramulla cases include male (32) from Manasbal, male (40) from Pattan Baramulla.

The Bandipora cases include male (29) from Nowpora, male (63) from Gurez Bandipora.

The Srinagar cases include male (32) from Barbarshah, male (35) from Hawal, male (38) from Baghi Mehtab, female (50) from Soura, female (41) from Padshahi Bagh, male (44) from Soura, female (54) from Safakadal, female (48) from Nowshera, male (68) from Mallabagh, female (15) from Noorbagh, female (55) from Dargah, female (65) from Fateh Kadal, female (45) from Harwan, male (60) from Dalgate, female (35) and male (65) from Nowpora, male (40) from Elahibagh, male (21) from Buchpora, male (68) from Dirshkadal, female (60) from Safakadal, male (61) from Noorbagh, male (65) from Kathidarwaza, female (58) from Shamiswari, male (42) from Rainawari, male (70) from Alamgiri Bazar, male (65) from Nowpora, female (55) and two males (30, 60) from Chanapora, male (16) from HMT Srinagar.

The Ganderbal cases include female (28) from Dammol, male (75) from Wakoora Ganderbal.

The CRPF cases include two males (48, 39) from 23 Bn Crpf Karan Nagar Srg, four males (39, 47, 35, 39) from 21 Bn Crpf Dalgate Srg, six males (50, 27, 28, 37, 56, 29) from Gc Crpf Rambagh Srg, two males (34, 30) from 29 Bn Crpf Rawalpora Srg, male (39) from 49 Bn Crpf Karan Nagar Srg, male (35) from 117 Bn Crpf Wazirbagh Srg, male (35) from 184 Bn Crpf Sonwar Srg, six males (24, 31, 26, 36, 26, 51) from 73 Bn Crpf Bemina Srg, ten males (35, 35, 30, 28, 27, 28, 24, 24, 24, 40) from 44 Bn Crpf Zainakote Srinagar.

The BSF cases include two males (30, 39) from Ch Bsf Humhama Srinagar.

The BB Cantt cases include six males (30, 29, 46, 25, 33, 30) from BB Cantt Srinagar.

Moreover, 464 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—105 from Jammu Division and 359 from Kashmir Valley. (with inputs from GNS)

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