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Covid-19: 15 more succumb, JK death toll reaches 465

Covid-19: 15 more succumb, JK death toll reaches 465
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463 new cases take tally past 24000 mark

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley reported fifteen more deaths due to covid-19 since overnight, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 465 in J&K, officials sources said on Saturday.
They said that four deaths were reported from Kupwara, three each from Srinagar and Baramulla, two from Anantnag besides one each from Pulwama, Bandipora and Kulgam.
Among the victims include 70-year-old woman from Bijbhera, a 55-year-old woman from Malopora Pulwama, a 60-year-old man from Panzgam Kupwara, a 50-year-old woman from Natipora Srinagar, a 50-year-old man from Zaloora Sopore, 55-year-old woman from Sogam Kupwara, a 60-year-old woman from Mutulhama Qiomoh Kulgam, a 58-year-old man from Gurez Bandipora, a 50-year-old man and a 70-year-old, both from Handwara, an 85-year-old woman from Srinagar and a 65-year-old man from Baramulla.
Regarding the woman from Malpora, a senior doctor at District Hospital Pulwama told that she was admitted on August 8 and tested positive for novel coronovirus next day. “She died at 3 a.m. today,” the doctor added.
Official sources said that that the 60-year-old from Panzgam Kupwara died at SMHS hospital where he was admitted and had tested positive for the virus subsequently.
A senior doctor at SKIMS Soura told that the 50-year-old from Handwara had underlying ailments and died Saturday.
The 55-year-old woman from Natipora, having underlining ailments, also died at the tertiary care hospital today, the doctor said. The man from Qurez having multiple problems also died at the SKIMS Soura, he said.
Regarding the victim from Zaloora Sopore, the doctor said he was suffering from “bilateral community acquired pneumonia with type l respiratory failure.” “He died at 11:30 p.m. on August 7,” the doctor said.
A 70-year-old man from Handwara, an 85-year-old woman from Srinagar and a 65-year-old man from Baramulla also died at SKIMS Soura and had multiple problems, the doctor added.
Regarding the Baramulla one, he said, the patient was a resident of Sopore and was Diagnosed “MDS with B/L CAP and T1RF.”
“He was admitted in ward 2A today and had cardiopulmonary arrest at 9:30 p.m,” the doctor said.
As regards septuagenarian from Wopzan Bijbhera, a senior doctor said, she was admitted to GMC Anantnag with bilateral pneumonia and other co-morbidities and died today.
Sources said the 55-year-old woman from Lolab was admitted to SKIMS Bemina today and died after few hours.
Regarding woman from Mutalhama Qaimoh, they said, had tested positive on August 4 and was shifted to SKIMS Bemina where she died today.
With these deaths, officials said, 465 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 431 were from the Valley while 34 others from Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 150 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (80), Budgam (34), Anantnag (32), Kulgam (30), Pulwama (29), Kupwara (27), Shopian (24), Jammu (23), Bandipora (18), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua.
Meanwhile, a senior IAS woman officer, 46 travelers and 36 uniformed men were among 463 new covid-19 infections in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the overall tally to 24390, officials said on Saturday.
Among them, 81 were reported from Jammu Division and 382 from Kashmir Valley including 36 uniformed— 13 each from army and CRPF, four from BSF, four from SSB and one from police.
Giving district wise breakup of the cases, sources said Srinagar reported 178, Baramulla 20, Pulwama 38, Kulgam 1, Shopian 6, Anantnag 23, Budgam 61, Kupwara 21, Bandipora 10, Ganderbal 24, Jammu 40, Rajouri 2, Kathua 15, Udhampur 1, Samba 7, Poonch 12 and Kishtwar 4.
In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 6000 cases followed by Baramulla with 2093, Pulwama 1807, Kulgam 1594, Budgam 1523, Shopian 1514, Anantnag 1438, Kupwara 1230, Bandipora 972 and Ganderbal 654.
In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1513 cases, Rajouri 756, Ramban 576, Kathua 589, Udhampur 619, Samba 485, Doda 302, Poonch 265, Reasi 214 and Kishtwar 163.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 24390 positive cases, 7264 are Active Positive, 16667 have recovered and 459 have died; 34 in Jammu division and 425 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 706780 test results available, 682390 samples have been tested as negative till August 08.
Additionally, till date 388741 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42012 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7264 in isolation and 47304 under home surveillance. Besides, 291702 persons have completed their surveillance period.
According to the bulletin, of the total 24390 positive cases in J&K 4876 have been reported as travelers while 19514 as others.
The bulletin has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 metre from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer or washing them with soap and water and following good respiratory etiquette and hygiene. (with inputs from GNS)

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