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Covid-19: 13 more deaths, 1592 cases reported in JK

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported thirteen more covid-19 related deaths during the last 24 hours, taking the overall fatality count to 848, official sources said.

Among the fatalities, sources said that eight were from Jammu division and five from Kashmir Valley.

Regarding Jammu, they said, two deaths each were reported from Jammu, Rajouri and Samba besides one each from Doda and Reasi.

Among others, the deaths from Jammu, they said a 62-year-old man from Pathal Reasi died two days being admitted to GMC with “inferior wall myocardial infarction. “He died at 5 a.m.,” a doctor at the hospital said.

A 38-year-old man from Bari Brahmana area of Samba died at 5:10 a.m. today, two days after he was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia, the doctor said.

An 80-year-old man from Ustad Mohalla Jammu died at GMC, three days after he was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with hypertension, CKD and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

They said a 57-year-old man from Bahu Forte Jammu died at ASCOMS Hospital (Batra) last night and had been diagnosed with hypothyroid and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

A 62-year-old woman from Ghazipur, RS Pura, who were co-morbid and COVID positive died in the GMC Jammu while a 70-year-old man from Bandrai Ganara in Kalakote tehsil of Rajouri district, who had injury after fall in the house, died in the GMC Rajouri and later test positive for the virus.

Regarding deaths from Kashmir Valley, sources said include a 50-year-old from Uri Baramulla who died at a hospital here at 1:40 a.m.

“She was diagnosed with HTN, HYPOTHYROID with Severe COVID Pneumonia and died due to cardiopulmonary arrest,” they said. One of the victims from Budgam was a resident of Charar-e-Shareef while those from Srinagar include a 65-year-old woman from Batmaloo who was admitted to the SMHS hospital on September 6 as a case of bilateral CAP and a 45-year-old from Fakir Gujri Harwan who also died at SMHS hospital. The other victim was a 66-year-old man from Humhama Budgam who died at SMHS hospital this evening.

With these deaths, officials said, 848 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 717 were from the Valley while 131 others were from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 246 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (109), Budgam (69), Pulwama (60), Anantnag (53), Kupwara (56), Jammu (75), Kulgam (40), Shopian (29), Bandipora (26), Ganderbal (25), Rajouri (14), Kathua (11), Doda (9), Samba (7), Poonch (6), Udhampur (4), Reasi (3), Kishtwar (1), and Ramban (1).

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded yet another spike of 1,592 cases of Covid-19 pandemic including 112 travelers taking the total number of positive cases to 49,134.

Today’s spurt comes a day after over 1600 positive cases were reported in J&K UT. Of the total 49,134 cases, 34,267 are from Kashmir and 14,867 from Jammu division.

Officials said that among 1,592 new cases, 822 belong to Kashmir division while as 770 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 34,267 including 26,778 recoveries while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 14,867 including 7,437 recoveries and 131 deaths.

The officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 14,074 including 6,775 from Kashmir division and 7,299 from Jammu division. With 344 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 34,215 which is 69.57 percent of the total cases which was over 78 percent few day before.

Notably, first time since covid-19 outbreak, active cases have reached over 14,000 in J&K.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 218 from Srinagar, 75 from Baramulla, 68 from Pulwama, 190 from Budgam, 49 from Anantnag, 56 from Bandipora, 85 from Kupwara, 15 from Kulgam, 02 from Shopian and 64 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 770 from Jammu division include 421 from Jammu, 48 from Rajouri, 47 from Kuthua, 28 from Udhampur, 35 from Samba, 08 from Ramban, 31 from Doda, 78 from Poonch, 28 from Reasi and 46 from Kishtiwar,” officials disclosed.

As per officials figures, 10,980 positive cases including 246 deaths and 9,097 recoveries are from Srinagar, 3,274 including 110 deaths and 2,410 recoveries are from Baramulla, 3,035 including 2,499 recoveries and 60 deaths are from Pulwama, 3,278 including 2,214’recoveries and 68 deaths are from Budgam, 2,762 including 53 deaths and 2,032 recoveries are from Anantnag, 2,558 including 1,858 recoveries and 27 deaths are from Bandipora, 2,609 cases including 1,720 and 56 deaths are from Kupwara, 2,041 including 1,892 recoveries and 40 deaths are from Kulgam, 1,797 including 1,663 recoveries and 29 deaths are from Shopian and 1,933 including 1,393 recoveries and 25 deaths are from Ganderbal.

In Jammu division, 7,282 including 2,424 recoveries and 75 deaths are from Jammu district, 1,217 including 827 recoveries and 14 deaths are from Rajouri, 1,205 including 835 recoveries and 11 deaths are from Kuthua, 1,194 including 762 recoveries and 04 deaths are from Udhampur, 935 including 605 recoveries and 07 deaths are from Samba, 736 including 652 recoveries and 01 death are from Ramban, 639 including 387 recoveries and 09 deaths are from Doda, 679 including 388 recoveries and 06 deaths are from Poonch, 535 including 346 recoveries and 03 deaths are from Reasi and 445 including 211 recoveries and 01 death are from Kishtwar.

As per the daily information bulletin, 505,236 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 44,022 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 14,074 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 394,169 persons have completed surveillance period and 52,126 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 1,152,563 samples are available.

Out of 1,152,563 the number of samples tested negative stands at 1,103,429 while 49,134 have tested positive, among them 14,074 are active and 34,215 persons have recovered—(with inputs from GNS, KNO)


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