COVID-19 kills 7 more in J&K, 697 test positive
Death toll mounts to 1368, total cases 86745
Srinagar, Oct: Jammu and Kashmir reported seven more COVID-19 deaths and 697 positive cases in last 24 hours, officials said on Friday.
They said that fatality count in J&K has mounted to 1368, while 86754 persons have tested positive for the virus in the Union Territory since the outbreak of pandemic in March this year.
Officials said that among the victims who died today, five belonged to Jammu division and two others to Kashmir—one from Srinagar and other from Baramulla.
Regarding Srinagar, official sources told GNS that the victim was a 66-year-old woman from Pir Bagh Hyderpora who was admitted to SKIMS Soura October 6 with bilateral community acquired pneumonia.
Last night, they said, a 60-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla died at the tertiary care hospital, eighteen days after he was admitted.
Among others the deaths from Jammu include a 49-year-old from Bishnah, an 86-year-old from Gandhi Nagar, an 85-year-old man from Agar Jittu Reasi, a 64-year-old woman form Doda from Doda, they said.
With these deaths, the fatality count has reached to 918 in the Valley and 445 in Jammu.
Srinagar district with 328 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (236), Baramulla (134), Budgam (90), Pulwama (76), Kupwara (72), Anantnag (70), Kulgam (43), Bandipora(42), Rajouri (45), Doda (40), Shopian (33), Ganderbal (30), Kathua (29), Udhampur (25), Samba (24), Poonch (22), Ramban (11), Kishtwar(11) and Reasi (6).
697 new cases in J&K, total 86754
Meanwhile, forty travelers and three doctors were among 697 new COVID-19 cases that were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 86754.
Among the fresh cases, officials said that 312 were reported from Jammu Division and 385 from Kashmir.
Giving district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 155 cases, Budgam 28, Baramulla 40, Pulwama 19, Kupwara 33, Anantnag 45, Bandipora 21, Ganderbal 23, Kulgam 21, Shopian 0, Jammu 121, Rajouri 21, Udhampur 4, Doda 30, Kathua 14, Poonch 44, Samba 19, Kishtwar 31, Ramban 8 and Reasi 20.
A number of these cases were confirmed at SKIMS Soura’s diagnostic laboratory and includes male (52) from Kurhama Ganderbal, male (75) from Warpora Ganderbal, male (60) from Saloora Ganderbal, female (48) from Dobipora Ganderbal, female (21) from Akhal Ganderbal, female (50) from Tangpora Budgam, female (42) from Bk Pora Budgam, male (54) from Bagi Mehtab Budgam, female (49) from Chadoora Budgam, male (54) from Bk Pora Budgam, female (31) from Bk Pora Budgam, female (50) from Bk Pora Budgam, male (16) from Chrari Shareef Budgam, male (70) from Harinoo Budgam, male (24) from 29 Bn Crpf Rawalpora Sgr, male (25) 25 Bn Crpf Dpl Budgam
male (60) from Buchpora Sgr, male (60) from Ellahibagh Sgr, male (16) from Ellahibagh Sgr, male (20) from Ellahibagh Sgr, male (75) from Buchpora Sgr, male (19) from Nowshera Sgr, female (56) from Zakura Sgr, male (50) from Soura Sgr, male (62) from Ellahibagh Sgr, male (21) from Nowshera Baramulla, female (75) from Alamgiri Bazar Sgr, female (26) from Ahmed Nagar Sgr, female (50) from Sgr, female (60) from Hyderpora Sgr, male (50) from Ganderbal, female (62) from Buchpora Sgr, male (65) from Buchpora Sgr, male (65) from Muslimabad Bandipora, male (60) from Chandoosa Baramulla, male (80) from Baramulla, male (70) from Allochibagh Sgr, female (44) from Barzula Sgr, female (32) from Kalaroos Kup, male (75) from Gund Jahangir Bandipora, female (68) from Buchpora Sgr, female (70) (Na) from Fatehkadal Sgr, male (72) from Natipora Sgr, male (27) from Budgam, male (70) from Kalmunna Kupwara.
Moreover, they said 838 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 381 from Jammu Division and 457 from Kashmir Valley. (GNS)