JK records 3164 fresh covid cases, 25 deaths
Srinagar: A record 3164 people have tested positive for novel coronavirus and 25 persons succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir, details provided by the health department said.
Previously, the highest daily count was recorded on April 25 when 2381 people had tested positive for the virus.
Among the 3164 new cases, officials said that 1030 were from Jammu Division and 2134 from Kashmir Valley, taking the total case tally to 166054.
Providing the district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 1144 cases, Baramulla 197, Budgam 174, Pulwama 70, Kupwara 97, Anantnag 143, Bandipora 123, Ganderbal 66, Kulgam 90, Shopian 30, Jammu 489, Udhampur 65, Rajouri 68, Doda 41, Kathua 100, Samba 98, Kishtwar 30, Poonch 39, Ramban 40 and Reasi 60.
Regarding the fresh deaths, they said, 15 were from Jammu Division and 10 from Kashmir Valley.
Officials said that a 20-year-old young woman and two women aged between 47 to 55 years were among at 25 more people who succumbed to covid-19 since overnight.
They said the 20-year-old was resident of Tral Pulwama and died a week after she was admitted to SKIMS Soura.
A 55-year-old woman from Qazigund Anantnag died three days after she was admitted to SKIMS Soura, they said.
A 65-year-old man from Habak Srinagar died eight days after he was admitted to SKIMS Soura, they said. An 80-year-old man from Damhal, diagnosed “HTN DM, COVID+, ARF”, was declared brought dead at GMC Anantnag at around 8:45 a.m. today, they added.
A 75-year-old man from Zainpora died a day after he was admitted to GMC Anantnag after being diagnosed with “HTN t2DM and covid positive”, they said.
Reports from Kupwara said that a 65-year-old woman from Amrooi Karnah died at JLNM Hospital Rainawari here while a 47-year-old from Suleman Tanghdar died at SMHS hospital.
A 62-year-old woman from Bagh-i-Mehtab Srinagar also died at JLNM Rainawari, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in Kashmir Valley.
They said a 75-year-old woman from Rose colony Mehjoor Nagar, who was admitted on April 23 with bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia, died at SMHS hospital.
A 72-year-old woman from Hawal Srinagar died at SKIMS, nine days after admitted to SKIMS Soura. A 56-year-old man, administrative officer in a government department, from Jahanghir colony Baghat Barzulla Srinagar, admitted with bilateral CAP, died as SMHS hospital.
15 fatalities were reported from Jammu division, they said. With these fresh deaths, the fatality count has reached 2197 in J&K, they added.