Amid lockdown, surge in Covid-19 deaths continue in J&K

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/29/2020 12:34:03 PM

#Doctor among thirteen patients die in J&K, toll 343 #IAS officer, Tehsildar, 79 travellers among 501 new cases in J&K, total 18, 891

JAMMU, July 28: Amid lockdown in Kashmir, surge in Covid-19 cases continued in union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. All the govt hospitals are almost full, there is no space for the new positive cases in the hospitals in J&K.
Reports said that thirteen more patients including a doctor have died on Tuesday, thus taking the toll of deaths due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 343.
Officials told that thirteen patients who died include a 60-year-old woman from Nowhatta Srinagar, a 62-year-old man from Batamaloo Srinagar, a 59-year-old man from DH poraKulgam, a 75-year-old man from Noorbagh Srinagar, a 60-year-old man from NagbalkhagBeerwah Budgam, a 75-year-old man from Sumbal Bandipora, a 40-year-old doctor from Bata Mohalla Sumbal, a 25-year-old youth from SuligamRamban and an elderly lady patient from Rainawari.
A senior doctor at GMC Jammu said that the youth from SuligamRamban was sampled for COVID-19 on July 15 and had tested positive subsequently. "He was admitted in the isolation ward of GMC Hospital Jammu on July 21," the doctor said, "adding, "He was a known case of Potts Spine (Spinal tuberculosis) and was on ATT for the last 10 months. Besides he was also suffering from jaundice and had Rt sided thigh and Gluteal Abscess." The doctor said that the youth was put on oxygen on July 27 and died 5.30 AM, today. The youth's death was the first fatality due to the virus in Ramban district.
An official from SKIMS told that a woman from Nowhatta was admitted on July 27 while as patient from Batamallo was admitted on July 17, who were suffering from multiple ailments, died on Tuesday.
He further added that a patient from Yarikah DH PoraKulgam was admitted on July 11 while a patient from NoorbaghSopore was admitted on July 25 with Pneumonia and other ailments and both died on Tuesday.
He also said that a 60-year-old man from Khag Budgam was admitted on July 22 and died on Tuesday morning, adding that a 40-year old doctor who was tested positive for COVID-19 on July 04 and recovered on July 15, suddenly fell ill on July 27 and was shifted to SKIMS where his sample was collected, which came positive again after his death. The patient died at SMHS hospital as he was shifted from SKIMS to the hospital.
An official from SMHS told that a 75-year-old man from NesbalSumbal who was admitted ten days before, died on July 26 and was tested positive after death.
He added that an elderly lady patient from Rainawari who was suffering from bilateral Pneumonia also died on Tuesday morning and was tested positive after death at SMHS.
An official from GMC Jammu said a 25-year-old youth from SuligamRamban who was referred from CHC Batote to GMC Jammu on July 21 died on Tuesday at 5:30 am.
He said the patient was suffering from multiple ailments including right sided thigh and gluteal abcess, spinal tuberculosis and jaundice.
With thirteen more deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir due to COVID-19 has reached to 343 including 320 from Kashmir division and 23 from Jammu division.
However, the Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported 501 novel coronavirus cases including IAS officer, Tehsildar, 79 travellers, tehsildar taking the overall count to 18,891 in J&K. among them, 134 were reported from Jammu and 355 from Kashmir.
Giving district wise details, official sources told that Srinagar reported 138 cases, Baramulla 30, Kulgam 7, Shopian 21, Anantnag 4, Kupwara 28, Pulwama 39, Budgam 32, Bandipora 23, Ganderbal 33, Jammu 43, Kathua 19, Rajouri 23, Udhampur 8, Ramban 23, Samba 6 and Doda 2.
In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 4273 cases followed by Baramulla with 1815, Kulgam 1475, Shopian 1412, Anantnag 1233, Pulwama 1296, Kupwara 1066, Budgam 1183, Bandipora 675, and Ganderbal 384.
In Jammu division, Jammu district has 940 cases, Rajouri 600, Ramban 525, Kathua 494, Udhampur 417, Samba 392, Doda 259, Poonch 192, Reasi 119, and Kishtwar 129. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 18897—14812 in Kashmir and 4067 in Jammu.
Reports said that 28 including Tehsildar tested +Ve from Rajouri, Kalakote-4, Nowshera-4, Draj/Smote-4, Sunderbani-1, Hasplote-1 & other areas.
Officials told that 134 from Jammu division and 355 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 18,891. Also 12 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 01 from Jammu division and 11 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 483 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 46 from Jammu Division and 437 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 18879 positive cases, 7661 are Active Positive, 10885 have recovered and 333 have died; 24 in Jammu division and 309 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 603728 test results available, 584849 samples have been tested as negative till July 28, 2020.
Additionally, till date 360761 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 45651 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 12 in Hospital Quarantine, 7661 in hospital isolation and 41025 under home surveillance. Besides, 266079 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 675 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 238 Active Positive, 427 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today) and 10 deaths; Srinagar has 4273 positive cases (including 138 cases reported today) with 2458 Active Positive, 1717 recovered (including 62 cases recovered today), 98 deaths; Anantnag district has 1233 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 288 Active Positive, 924 recovered, 21 deaths; Baramulla has 1815 positive cases (including 30 cases reported today) with 471 Active Positive, 1280 recovered (including 112 cases recovered today), 64 deaths; Shopian has 1412 positive cases (including 21 case reported today) with 336 Active Positive, 1056 recovered (including 122 cases recovered today) and 20 deaths; Kupwara has 1066 positive cases (including 28 cases reported today) with 311 Active Positive, 735 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today) and 20 deaths; Budgam has 1183 positive cases (including 32 cases reported today) with 499 Active Positive and 660 recovered cases (including 10 cases recovered today) and 24 deaths; Ganderbal has 384 positive cases (including 33 cases reported today) with 135 active positive cases and 243 recoveries (including 44 cases recovered today) and 06 deaths; Kulgam has 1475 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 429 Active Positive and 1019 recoveries (including 35 cases recovered today) and 27 deaths and Pulwama reported 1296 positive cases (including 39 cases reported today) with 619 active positive cases and 658 recovered (including 37 cases recovered today) and 19 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 940 positive cases (including 43 cases reported today) with 410 active positive cases and 515 recoveries (including 20 cases recovered today) and 15 deaths; Udhampur has 417 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 114 active positive cases, 302 recovered (including 3 cases recovered today )and 01 death; Samba has 392 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 170 Active Positive and 221 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Rajouri has 600 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 416 active positive cases and 182 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Kathua has 494 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 169 Active positive and 324 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 129 positive cases with 78 active positive cases and 51 recovered; Ramban has 525 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 272 active positive and 252 recoveries and 01 death; Reasi has 119 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 63 active positive and 56 recovered (including 01 case recovered today); Poonch has 192 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 52 active positive and 139 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 01 death while Doda has 259 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 133 active positive cases and 124 recoveries and 02 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 18879 positive cases in J&K 4137 have been reported as travelers while 14742 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
The bulletin has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 metre from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer or washing them with soap and water and following good respiratory etiquette and hygiene.
As a measure for social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.



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