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Pandemic: Nine more Covid deaths take JK toll to 485

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470 fresh positive cases take tally to over 25,000

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Monday recorded the death of nine more people, all from Kashmir region, taking the total number of people who died of the dreaded virus in the UT to 485.

Officials said that nine patients who died include a 47-year-old man from Rainawari, a 45-year-old man from Palpora, Srinagar, a 55-year-old man from Arampora, Ganderbal, a 65-year-old woman from Budgam, a 65-year- old man from Chidibugh Tral, a 70-year-old woman from, Buchoo Tral, an 85-year-old man from Palpora Kulgam, a 78-year-old man from Safa Kadal Srinagar and a 60-year-old man from Shalimar Srinagar.

An official at SKIMS said that a 45-year-old man from Palpora, Srinagar who was admitted on 21 July died on Monday. He further said that a 55-year-old man from Arampora Ganderbal who was admitted on 06 August died on Monday.

An official from SMHS said that a 47-year-old man from Rainawari Srinagar who was admitted with bilateral pneumonia on August 1 died on Sunday late night.

He added that a 65-year-old woman from Budgam who was admitted on 23 July with bilateral pneumonia died on Monday morning. He added that a 65-year-old man from Tral who was admitted on August 1 with bilateral pneumonia died on Monday.

He further added that a 70-year-old woman from Buchoo, Tral who was admitted with community acquired pneumonia died late last night.

A 60-year-old man from Shalimar was admitted with pneumonia on 05 August died on Monday, he said, adding that a 78-year-old man from Braripora Safa Kadal Srinagar who was admitted on August 1 with blood pressure, hypertension and viral pneumonia also died on Monday.

An official from District hospital Kulgam said that an 85-year-old man from Palpora Kulgam who was brought to hospital in a very sick condition on Sunday and was kept on Oxygen.

However, his condition deteriorated further and he died a few hours after being admitted at the hospital, he said, adding that he tested positive for the Covid. “The patient was suffering from Diabetes, hypertension and other ailments,” the official said.

With nine more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached to 485 including 449 from Kashmir division and 35 from Jammu division.

Meanwhile, 470 fresh cases of Covid-19 including 107 travelers were reported taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to over 25000.

The officials said that the exact number of positive cases in the UT have reached to 25367 that includes 19,654 from Kashmir and 5,713 from Jammu division.

Officials said, among 470 new cases, 368 belong to Kashmir division while as 102 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 19,654 including 13,519 recoveries while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 5,713 including 3,856 recoveries and 35 deaths.

They added that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 7,514 including 5,692 from Kashmir division and 1,822 from Jammu division.

With 372 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 17,375 which is 68.48 percent of the total cases.

Pertinently, Srinagar district alone has 6,263 positive cases which is more than the total number of positive cases in Jammu division where total cases are 5,713. “Cases tested positive in J&K include 115 from Srinagar, 41 from Baramulla, 30 from Pulwama, 10 from Kulgam, 14 from Shopian, 16 from Anantnag, 31 from Budgam, 17 from Kupwara, 79 from Bandipora and 15 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 102 from Jammu division include 58 from Jammu, 08 from Kuthua, 05 from Rajouri, 16 from Ramban, 02 from Udhampur, 05 from Samba, 04 from Doda, 02 from Kishtiwar and 02 from Reasi, ” officials disclosed.

As per officials figures, 6,263 positive cases including 154 deaths and 3,698 recoveries are from Srinagar, 2,178 including 82 deaths and 1,643 recoveries are from Baramulla, 1,860 including 1,140 recoveries and 31 deaths are from Pulwama,1,619 including 1,418 recoveries and 31 deaths are from Kulgam, 1,534 including 24 deaths and 1,320 recoveries are from Shopian, 1,569 including 33 deaths and 1,192 recoveries are from Anantnag, 1,568 including 1,084 recoveries and 35 deaths are from Budgam, 1,273 including 1,010 recoveries and 27 deaths are from Kupwara, 1,101 including 630 recoveries and 18 deaths are from Bandipora and 689 including 384 recoveries and 08 deaths are from Ganderbal.

In Jammu division, 1,613 including 843 recoveries and 24 deaths are from Jammu district, 763 including 525 recoveries and 03 deaths are from Rajouri, 605 including 547 recoveries and 01 death are from Ramban, 602 including 511 recoveries and 01 death are from Kuthua, 625 including 419 recoveries and two deaths are from Udhampur, 522 including 337 recoveries and 01 death are from Samba, 315 including 277 recoveries and 02 deaths are from Doda, 275 including 178 recoveries and 01 death are from Poonch, 228 including 84 recoveries are from Reasi and 165 including 135 recoveries are from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 395,216 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 40,932 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 7,514 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 297,576 persons have completed surveillance period and 48,716 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 725,542 samples are available.

Out of 725,542 the number of samples tested negative stands at 700,175 while as 25,367 have been tested positive, among them 7,514 are active and 17,375 persons have recovered. (with inputs from KNO)


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