COVID-19 claims 3 more lives in J&K, toll 72

COVID-19 claims 3 more lives in J&K, toll 72

149 including 4 cops, doctor test positive, tally rises to 5555
Srinagar, June 18: The COVID-19 claimed three more lives including a 55-year-old woman from Shopian district of south Kashmir on Thursday, taking the overall toll due to the virus to 72 in Jammu and Kashmir.

“She was hypertensive and had also septicemia,” Medical Superintendent CD hospital, Dr Salim Tak, told said. A resident of Neldoora Shopian, the woman was admitted to the CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities of the management of covid-19  on June 17. Earlier two deaths took place at SMHS hospital here.

Dr. Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital here told GNS that the octogenarian from Srinagar’s Nawa Bazar area was admitted on June 16 and died the next day. “He was having Hypertension and bilateral pneumonia besides other underlying ailments,” he said.

Regarding Shopian patient, he said, the 65-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday with “acute breathlessness.

A resident of Chakoora Shopian, the sexagenarian’s body is being brought to his hometown, Dr Ramesh Kumar, CMO Shopian said.

So far, 72 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—nine from Jammu and 62 from the Valley.  Srinagar district with 17 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 12, Shopian (9), Kulgam (8)  six each in Anantnag and Jammu, Kupwara (five),  Budgam (three ), Pulwama (two) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.

149 test positive in J&K

Four policemen, a doctor and a lab technician were among 149 fresh cases of covid-19 infection reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the overall tally to 5555 in J&K.

Giving district wise break, official sources told GNS that  among the fresh cases 25 were reported from Budgam followed by Pulwama (21), Baramulla (20), Undhampur (16), Kathua (12), 11 each in Jammu and Srinagar , Shopian (10), Samba (7), Anantnag (4), three each in Kulgam and Bandipora, Kupwara (2) and one each in Ganderbal and Reasi.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS told GNS that out of the total processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 40 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that among them nine are from Shopian, eight from Pulwama, seven from Srinagar, four each from Anantnag and Baramulla, three from Bandipora, two from Kulgam and one each from Ganderbal, Budgam and Kupwara.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told GNS that out of 538 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 24 tested positive for COVID-19, all from Budgam.

Regarding cases reported from SKIMS Soura hospital lab, they said, two were from Kulgam: a female (75) from Dumhal  and a Male ( 48) from Laktipora; four cases from Anantnag:  01 female (20) from Sandoo , 01 Male (35) from KP road Mattan , 01 female (40) from Pashward Batkkot  and 01 Male (20) from kathpopra.

Nine cases from Shopian include a female (40) from Arhama , Male (60) from Sedow , female (20) from Pargochi , female (30) from imamsahib , 02 Male (47, 23) from P.S Keegam Shopian, , Male (33) from DPL Shopian, 01 Male (22) from Ferripora Shopian  and 01 female (35) from Shopian

Eight cases from Pulwama include a Male (38) from Sadipora, 02 Males (45, 38) from Lassipora , female (36) from Bagh , Male (40) from PS Awantipora Pulwama, Male (27) from Beighpora Pulwama, Male (47) from DPL and Male (45) from Awantipora while one case from Budgam includes a female (26) Safapora Budgam. Three cases were reported from Bandipora: Male (32), female (32) from Rakhi Daslipora and Male (30) from Ward 5 Bandipora while one case from Ganderbal is female (31) from Nagbal Ganderbal

The cases Srinagar were from Srinagar  and include 02 female (32, 37), 01 male (35) from Mujgund,  02 Male (52, 52) from Nowshehra Srinagar and 01 Male (40) from Pandach while cases from Baramulla

Include Male (25) from Kachmitipora , Male (35) from Dhobiwan Baramulla, Male (25) from Nehalpora Baramulla and Male (80) from Sopore Baramulla.  (GNS)