Fatality count mounts to 756, cases near 41000 mark
Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Sep 4: For the second consecutive day on Friday J&K
reported over a 1000 COVID-19 infections as 1047 more tested positive for the virus, while 11 more people died across the Union Territory today.
On Thursday J&K had witnessed the highest single day spike with 1097 persons testing positive for the Coronavirus.
Officials said that of the fresh cases 554 tested positive in Kashmir and 493 in Jammu. The tally of infected persons in J&K has risen to 40990. With 11 more fatalities during the past 24-hours the death toll has mounted to 756.
The officials said that on a positive front 676 more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from various hospitals; 131 from Jammu Division and 545 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 40990 positive cases, 8800 are Active cases, 31435 have recovered and 755 have died; 81 in Jammu division and 674 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 1031316 test results available, 990326 samples have been tested as negative till September 4.
Till date, 472900 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 44162 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 8800 in isolation and 48036 under home surveillance.
Besides, 371147 persons have completed their surveillance period.
11 more die in J&K, toll 756
Meanwhile, eleven more people died due to COVID-19 across Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 756.
Among the victims, official sources told GNS that eight belonged to Kashmir and remaining three to Jammu division.
Regarding the deaths in the Valley, they said, three victims were residents of Srinagar, two each from Baramulla and Kupwara and one from Pulwama.
They said a 70-year-old man from Rangwar Baramulla who was admitted on August 3 as a case of bilateral community acquired pneumonia died at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.
An 80-year-old man from Chijhama Rafiabad, they said, died at GMC Baramulla.
Among the deaths from Srinagar, they said, includes a 53-year-old man from Ellahibagh who died at SKIMS Soura, eleven days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.
They said a 65-year-old from Awantipora Pulwama, admitted on August 30 with “AKI C and bilateral CAP” died at SMHS hospital.
They said one among the victims from Kuwpara includes a 34-year-old woman from Panzgam area, who was admitted to SKIMS Soura on August 17 died today.
Regarding deaths from Jammu, they said, a 70-year-old patient from Gujjar Nagar Jammu passed away at GMC Jammu.
A 50-year-old man from Afghan Mohalla in Jammu City who was suffering from hypertension and Community Acquire Pneumonia died in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu last evening within hours of hospitalization.
With these deaths, officials said, 756 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 675 were from the Valley while 81 others from Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 231 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (103), Budgam (64), Anantnag (52), Pulwama (56), Kupwara (53), Jammu (54), Kulgam (37), Shopian (28), Bandipora (26), Ganderbal (24), Rajouri (5), Doda (5), Poonch (4), Kathua (5), Udhampur (3), Samba (2) and Ramban (1).