Death toll mounts nears 1400 mark; total cases at 88958
Srinagar, Oct 20: Eight more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24-hours, while 589 fresh cases were reported across the Union Territory, officials said.
They said that the fatality count in J&K has mounted to 1399, while 88958 people have tested positive for the virus till date.
The victims who succumbed today, include five from Kashmir and three from Jammu, the officials added.
They said that the 38-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar died at SKIMS Soura, thirteen days after she was admitted to the hospital. A 90-year-old woman from Moomin Abad Batmaloo died at SMHS hospital where she was admitted and diagnosed with bilateral community acquired pneumonia.
A 65-year-old from Chelan Kulgam also died at SMHS hospital here where she was admitted with bilateral CAP since October 14. A 75-year-old man from Sopore Baramulla died at SKIMS Bemina, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 in Valley, four days after he was admitted there. One more victim, they said, was from Shopian.
Regarding the deaths from Jammu division, officials said that two were reported from the winter capital of the J&K and another from Udhampur district. With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 935 in Valley and 463 in Jammu region.
Srinagar district with 335 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (239), Baramulla (136), Budgam (90), Pulwama (78), Kupwara (71), Anantnag (71), Kulgam (46), Bandipora(43), Rajouri (45), Doda (42), Shopian (35), Ganderbal (30), Kathua (30), Udhampur (27), Samba (25), Poonch (22), Kishtwar(14), Ramban (12), and Reasi (7).
J&K reports 589 fresh cases, total 88958
Meanwhile, 589 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the total inch closer to 89000 mark.
Officials said that 241 cases were reported from Jammu Division and 348 from Kashmir Valley. The total case tally has reached 88958.
Giving district wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 136 cases, Budgam 34, Baramulla 32, Pulwama 30, Kupwara 4, Anantnag 39, Bandipora 32, Ganderbal 21, Kulgam 12, Shopian 8, Jammu 118, Rajouri 10,
Udhampur 10, Doda 25, Kathua 9, Poonch 13, Samba 7, Kishtwar 25, Ramban 11 and Reasi 13.
Moreover, they said, 770 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 349 from Jammu Division and 421 from Kashmir Valley.
Officials said that out of the positive cases, 8124 are Active Positive, 79437 have recovered.
They said that out of 2048631 test results available, 1959673 samples have been tested as negative till October 20, 2020.
Till date 631601 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 21785 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 8124 in isolation and 52269 in home surveillance, they said. Besides, 548026 persons have completed their surveillance period, they said.
Meanwhile, the government said that 1306 COVID dedicated beds, 1170 Isolation beds with 1056 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 87 beds are vacant in Jammu division. There are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1679 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 117 are vacant beds in Kashmir division, it said. There are a total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2735 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 204 vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in J&K and is providing all necessary support towards effective containment of the spread of Covid-19 and better clinical management of positive cases.” (GNS)