Death toll at 848, cases near 50,000 mark
Srinagar, Sep 10: Jammu and Kashmir reported thirteen more COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours, while 1592 more people tested positive for the virus on Thursday. The death toll in J&K has mounted to 848, while total number of cases in the Union Territory 49134.
Officials said that among the fatalities that eight were from Jammu division and five from Kashmir.
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 told GNS.
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).