Spike in Corona cases in J&K a new worry; 17 more die due to covid-19, J&K toll 352

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/30/2020 12:27:37 AM

#67 travellers among 590 new cases, tally 20,009 #Srinagar leads with highest number of 203 cases, Jammu distt 49

JAMMU, July 29: J&K's COVID-19 situation continues to deteriorate as the Union Territory reported surge in coronavirus infection cases on Wednesday and deaths amounted to 352.
Jammu and Kashmir saw a spike in COVID-19 infections on Wednesday as the spread of the virus seemingly went out of control in Kashmir division, where 410 cases were detected in the last 24 hours and the total stood at 20,009 cases and 352 deaths.
Kashmir division has been showing a rise in coronavirus infection for quite some time amid lockdown, the province suddenly saw a surge in infections.
Reports said that seventeen more people died due to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, thus taking total tally to 352.
Official told that a 79-year-old man from Talab Tillo who was admitted to Chest Diseases Hospital on July 27 after testing covid-19 positive, and referred to the Government Medical College Hospital Jammu other day, passed away. “He was put on ventilator and died last night,” a senior doctor told.
They said that two deaths were reported at SMHS hospital here this morning and include a 52-year-old woman from Budgam and a 75-year-old man from Wazirbagh Srinagar. “Both had comorbidities with Community Acquired Pneumonia,” a senior doctor told.
The quinquagenarian was admitted on July 23 and the septuagenarian on July 27 respectively, the doctor said.
Earlier, a 65-year-old woman from Mattan Anantnag died at SKIMS Soura this morning. “She was suffering from pneumonia and hypertension among other ailments,” a senior doctor at SKIMS told GNS. The sexagenarian’s death was the second fatality in less than twelve hours in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district as a 50-year-old man from Katsoo Pahalgam died at SMHS Hospital here. Having “Bilateral Pneumonia”, the quinquagenarian was admitted on July 27 and died on the same day. His test returned positive later, officials said.
Also, a 62-year-old man from Zainakadal Srinagar with “bilateral pneumonia” died, two days after admission.
So far 327 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 26 in Jammu division. Srinagar district with 101 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (65), Kulgam (27), Budgam (25), Anantnag (23), Shopian (20), Kupwara (20), Pulwama (19), Jammu(16), Bandipora (10), Ganderbal (6), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Ramban , Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua.
However, the Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reported 590 new Covid 19 infection cases, thus taking the tally to 20,009. 151 new cases reported from Jammu division while 410 from Kashmir division. Srinagar reported highest cases 203 followed by Pulwama 67, Jammu 49 and Budgam 45.
Reports said that two medical students from ASCOMS Jammu tested positive for Coronavirus. Both the Students had Travel History or Srinagar and were already under Quarantine.
Giving district wise details, official sources told that Srinagar reported 203 cases, Baramulla 20,
Kulgam 15, Shopian 4, Anantnag 26, Kupwara 3, Pulwama 67, Budgam 45, Bandipora 3, Ganderbal 3, Jammu 49, Kathua 17, Rajouri 33, Udhampur 10, Ramban 8, Samba 12, Poonch 5, Kishtwar 5 and Doda 6.
In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 4476 cases followed by Baramulla with 1835, Kulgam 1491, Shopian 1416, Anantnag 1258, Pulwama 1363, Kupwara 1069, Budgam 1228, Bandipora 678, and Ganderbal 387.
In Jammu division, Jammu district has 989 cases, Rajouri 633, Ramban 533, Kathua 511, Udhampur 427, Samba 404, Doda 265, Poonch 197, Kishtwar 134 and Reasi 125 . With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 19419—15202in Kashmir and 4218 in Jammu.
Meanwhile, 437 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals. They include 70 from Jammu division and 367 from Kashmir Valley.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 19419 positive cases, 7749 are Active Positive, 11322 have recovered and 348 have died; 25 in Jammu division and 323 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 615380 test results available, 595961 samples have been tested as negative till July 29, 2020.
Additionally, till date 364207 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 47469 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 12 in Hospital Quarantine, 7749 in hospital isolation and 39947 under home surveillance. Besides, 268682 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 678 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 231 Active Positive, 435 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today) and 12 deaths; Srinagar has 4476 positive cases (including 203 cases reported today) with 2565 Active Positive, 1808 recovered (including 91 cases recovered today), 103 deaths; Anantnag district has 1258 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today) with 284 Active Positive, 950 recovered, 24 deaths; Baramulla has 1835 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 459 Active Positive, 1309 recovered (including 29 cases recovered today), 67 deaths; Shopian has 1416 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 330 Active Positive, 1066 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today) and 20 deaths; Kupwara has 1069 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 305 Active Positive, 744 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today) and 20 deaths; Budgam has 1228 positive cases (including 45 cases reported today) with 523 Active Positive and 680 recovered cases (including 20 cases recovered today) and 25 deaths; Ganderbal has 387 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 138 active positive cases and 243 recoveries and 06 deaths; Kulgam has 1491 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 302 Active Positive and 1162 recoveries (including 143 cases recovered today) and 27 deaths and Pulwama reported 1363 positive cases (including 67 cases reported today) with 655 active positive cases and 689 recovered (including 31 cases recovered today) and 19 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 989 positive cases (including 49 cases reported today) with 445 active positive cases and 528 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today) and 16 deaths; Udhampur has 427 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 123 active positive cases, 303 recovered (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 404 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 182 Active Positive and 221 recoveries and 01 death; Rajouri has 633 positive cases (including 33 cases reported today) with 412 active positive cases and 219 recovered (including 37 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Kathua has 511 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today) with 180 Active positive and 330 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 134 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 80 active positive cases and 54 recovered (including 03 cases reported today); Ramban has 533 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 280 active positive and 252 recoveries and 01 death; Reasi has 125 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 67 active positive and 58 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today); Poonch has 197 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 56 active positive and 140 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death while Doda has 265 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 132 active positive cases and 131 recoveries (including 7 recoveries today)and 02 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 19419 positive cases in J&K 4206 have been reported as travelers while 15213 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.



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