J&K faces record spike in Coronavirus cases, relaxed guidelines may be blamed

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/11/2020 12:14:56 AM

#Five more COVID patients die, toll reaches 160 in J&K #3 Journalists, 50 security personnel, 2 docs among 387 new cases, tally 9888

JAMMU, July 10: J&K govt headed by Lt Governor GC Murmu was caught napping as Union Territory has been facing record spike in Coronavirus cases for the last ten days.
The total number of cases in the trouble state now touches Mark's 10,000 with 160 deaths after the administration has relaxed guidelines.
Health workers fear the deadly virus may be sweeping through the union Territory of J&K as part of a broader wave, with the both capital cities of J&K Jammu and Srinagar also experiencing a spike in the number of COVID19 cases.
Reports said that five more COVID-19 patients died on Friday, thus taking the overall death toll due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 160.
Officials told that an 80-year-old man from Kokernag area of the South Kashmir's Anantnag district died last night, an 82-year-old man from Habba Kadal area of Srinagar and 36-year-old lady from Noorbagh area of Srinagar died on Friday morning at CD hospital while as 75 year old man from Kupwara died at JVC and 95-year-old man from Shopian died at SKIMS (JVC) Bemina.
Medical Superintendent of CD hospital, Dr. Salim Tak told KNO that the patient from Kokernag area of Anantnag was admitted on July 4 after testing positive and patient died last night.” He said that patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia besides respiratory failure.
He added that patient from Habba Kadal was admitted on July 7 and died on Friday morning.
“He was diabetic, hypertensive and had Community Acquired Pneumonia,” he added.
He further added that a 36-year-old lady from Noorbagh area of Srinagar was referred from SMHS on July 08 after she was tested positive and died at CD hospital on Friday morning.
He said the patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia and other ailments.
Principal JVC Bemina, Dr. Reyaz Untoo told KNO that the elderly man from Dadsun Kupwara who was tested positive died at JVC on Friday afternoon.
"Patient was suffering from pneumonia, hypertension and diabetes," he said.
Medical superintendent JVC Bemina Dr Shifa Deva said that the patient was admitted on July 04 and he died in ICU. The fifth causality took place in SKIMS (JVC) Bemina where a 95-year-old male patient died of Covid-19.
“He was suffering from pneumonia and other ailments. He was admitted in the hospital on July 8,” said Dr Shifa Deva, Medical Superintendent at SKIMS Bemina.
With five more deaths, the death toll due to COVID-19 in J&K has reached 160 including 144 from Kashmir and 15 from Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 39 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (31), Kulgam (18), Shopian (16), Anantnag (13), Budgam (11), Jammu (9), Kupwara (8), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.
However, at least three journalists have been tested positive for coronavirus in Kashmir for last one week.
Sources told that one of the video journalists tested positive last week. “He is asymptomatic and kept in administrative quarantine,” they said.
Similarly, another journalist working with a local daily was tested positive on Thursday. “He is from North Kashmir and has been kept in administrative quarantine. Another journalist from North Kashmir who has been tested positive is suffering from breathlessness,” they said.
There are many journalists in Kashmir who have been tested positive for COVID-19 in last few weeks.
Rajouri witnessed "highest ever spike of COVID-19 +ve cases in district. 51 including 16 from Red Zone Draj, 20 from Rajouri, Ghamir, IRP, DPL, Nagesh Bridge Thanamandi, Manjakote, Muradpur Palma, Kakora & another 14 from different of district or outside parts with travel history."
From last four days, Rajouri District has witnessed substantial rise in Covid 19 case
Reports said that one postive case was reported from Director Agriculture complex in Jammu while another from heart of city Pacca Danga.
Authorities have sealed both the areas and restrict movement of people in affected areas.
Reports said that one case found, the family members also tested positive of covid patient from Ustaad Mohalla. Reports of spike in Cases also come from Banihal. 11 more positives from community. Public is again requested to refrain from unnecessary travels and avoid social contact. Red zone public needs to come forward for sampling in good numbers.
In all, Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 387 covid-19 cases including around 50 CRPF, SSB, BSF and army personnel. The new cases which also include two doctors and 8-months old baby take the number of cases in J&K to 9888.
Officials said 97 of these cases were reported from Jammu and 290 from Kashmir.
Giving the breakup of the cases, officials told that Srinagar reported 94, Baramulla 36, Kulgam 33, Shopian 14, Annatnag 11, Kupwara 34, Pulwama 47, Budgam 6, Bandipora 8, Ganderbal 7, Jammu 23, Kathua 7, Ramban 11, Rajouri 51, Samba 1, Poomch 2, Doda 1 and Reasi 1.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura told that out of 2659 samples which were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital today, 132 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura told the cases include 37 from Army, CRPF and SSB, 33 from Pulwama, 24 from Srinagar, 12 from Anantnag, 10 from Kulgam, seven from Budgam, six from Bandipora, two from Kupwara and one from Baramulla.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina told GNS that out of 394 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 62 tested positive for COVID-19, 46 from Srinagar and 16 from Shopian.
The Srinagar cases include 1.F-42yrs-FatehKadal, M-53yrs-Rainawari, M-45yrs, M-7yrs, F-3yrs, F-7yrs, M-32yrs, F-85yrs, M-45yrs, M-1yr, M-40yrs from Munwarabad, M-60yrs-Nishat Brane, M-48yrs-Sonwa,M-52yrs, M-34yrs, M-52yrs from AGnderbal, M-38yrs-Dalgate, M-38yrs-Soura, M-55yrs-Lasjan, F-53yrs-, M-25yrs, M-18yrs, M-52yrs, F-40yrs-, F-76yrs, F-52yrs, F-45yrs, M-10yrs, M-40yrs from Rajbagh, M-32yrs-Buchwara Dalgate, M-40yrs-Hyderpora, M-28yrs-TRC, M-50yrs-Umer Colony-B, M-44yrs-Batmaloo,
F-30yrs-Bemina, M-35yrs-Chanpora, M-41yrs-Sonwar, M-30yrs-Batmaloo, M-47yrs-Barbar Shah, M-28yrs-Batmaloo, M-24yrs-Batmaloo, F-33yrs-Peerbagh, F-28yrs, F-8yrs from Peerbagh, M-51yrs and M-47yrs from TRC.
Around 90 cases were confirmed at CD hospital and include nine males (38, 49, 32, 38, 38, 25, 31, 37, 41) from BSF Singhpora, male (34) from Baramulla, female (41) from Maidanpora Lolab, two males (65, 43) from Sogam , two male (45, 43) from Tangdar Karnah, male (32) and female (51) from Dardsun, male (27) and female (26) from Handwara, Male (56) from Maidan Chogal, female (20) from Tutigund, Male (40) from Handwara Darzi Mohalla, Male (20) from Rajpora, Male (28) from Branwari, Male (40) from Gushi Kupwara, female (13) from Kandi Khaas, Male (31) from Reshigund, Male (30) from Safa Kadal Srinagar, two males (35, 57) from Trehgam, male (26) from DPL Baramulla, female (75) from Stadium Colony Baramulla, male (58) from Arampora Sopore, male (50) from Sangrama, female (N/A) from Anantnag , male (40) from Pampore, male (60) from Andergam Pattan, male (40) from Pattan, male (58) from Sopore, male (45) from Habakadal, female (60) from Kulgam, Male (70) from Tulsibagh, female (37) from Qamarwari , three males (21, 21, 42) from BB CANT, female (30) from Nawakadal, female (17) and male (37)from Bemina, female (20) from Sopore , female (24) from Lal Chowk, Male (36) from Shopian, Male (27) from Naki Bagh, female (N/A) from Magam Budgam, male (12) from Habakadal, female (30) from Kak Sarai , female (40) and male (42) from Koker Bazar, Male (36) from Sopore, Male (40) from Rajbagh, Male (35) from Langate, female (70) from Hawal Srinagar, female (70) from Kulgam, female (32) and male (31) from Soura , female (80) from Naid Khai, Male (34) from Chattabal, Male (27) from Peerbagh , two male (27, 65) from Rawalpora, male (34) from Harwan , male (34) from Tulbagh Pulwama, Male (54) from Baramulla, Male (32) from Safakadal, four males (26, 45, 34, 28) from Tilgam, female (62) from Andergam, male (39) from Uri, female (13) from Dawaran , two males (24, 30) from Manigam, male (19) from Lawipora, male (41) from Giraj Ganderbal, male (42) from Kitchama, two females (15, 30) from Udoora, male (13) and two female (70, 13) from Zehanpora, male (18) and female (45) from Peerniya, male (30) from Lachipora, male (34) from 109 RCC Trehgam, female (50) from Vodpora, male (59) from N/A and female (33) from Srinagar.
Meanwhile, 91 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals 35 from Jammu Division and 56 from Kashmir.

 

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