J&K continue to witness in Covid 19 deaths, 12 more die, tally 415

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/4/2020 10:43:36 AM

#Horticulture officer, 60 travellers among 611 new cases, tally crosses 23000 #Jammu joins lists of the most affected distts of the country; Srinagar continues to lead in J&K

JAMMU, Aug 3: Jammu slowly turning out to be like Srinagar and will join one of the worst affected district of the country in next two days. Jammu and Kashmir reported at least twelve more covid-19 deaths since overnight, thus taking total tally to 415.
Besides, J&K continued witness surge in Covid-19 cases with 611 new cases including 60 travellers, taking the overall tally past 23,370 in J&K. Official said that among them 159 were from Jammu and 437 from Kashmir Valley.
Jammu slowly turning out to be like Srinagar after 52 non-travellers among highest number of 72 cases reported on Monday.
Officials said that one among the twelve victims was a 65-year-old from New Colony Sopore who died at Sub District hospital Sopore in the north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The sexagenarian had tested positive after his rapid antigen test was done at Bandipora on July 31, they said.
“Today morning the man was shifted to SDH Sopore. He was gasping and breathed his last,” they told, adding, “The patient was having co-morbidities with Hypertension and type 2 diabetes.”
Meanwhile, an 85-year-old man from SafaKadal Srinagar died at SKIMS Soura while a 60-year-old man from SimbalMorh in Miran Sahib area of Jammu tested positive last evening nearly 24 hours after his death in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, the sources added.
Two coronavirus infected patients died in Jammu while 10 in Kashmir division.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 611 Covid-19 cases including Chief Horticulture Ramban among 60 travellers, taking the overall tally past 23,370 mark in J&K.
Official sources said that among them 159 were from Jammu and 437 from Kashmir Valley. Chief Horticulture officer Ramban among 24 tested positive in Ramban district on today.
Giving the district-wise break up, the sources said that Srinagar reported 180 cases, Baramulla 23, Pulwama 14, Kulgam 11, Shopian 6, Anantnag 35, Budgam 39, Kupwara 33, Bandipora 36 and Ganderbal 56.
Regarding Jammu division, they said, Jammu reported 72 cases, Rajouri 11, Ramban 24, Kathua 12, Udhampur 14, Samba 8, Doda 1, Reasi 7, and Kishtwar 8.
In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 5333 cases followed by Baramulla with 1954, Pulwama 1614, Kulgam 1523, Shopian 1474, Anantnag 1374, Kupwara 1141, Budgam 1336, Bandipora 815, and Ganderbal 490.
In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1259 cases, Rajouri 720, Ramban 574, Kathua 547, Udhampur 555, Samba 446, Doda 292, Poonch 234, Reasi 170 and Kishtwar 155. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 22006—17054 in Kashmir and 4952 in Jammu.
Meanwhile, 905 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals 160 from Jammu Division and 558 745 from Kashmir Division.
Sources told, a 65-year-old man a resident of New Colony Sopore was first tested on Rapid antigen at Bandipora, wherein he was found positive.
Sources however said that instead of being shifted to hospital. The patient had allegedly hide test report and was residing at his home, since being tested positive.
While as the patient was treated at home by a private nurse from last few days.
However, on Monday morning, the patient's health deteriorated and he died. He was then shifted to hospital. However, he was declared dead.
BMO Sopore Asif Khanday said, a man from Sopore died at his home today morning. His body was taken to SDH Sopore, where it was informed that the man was Covid-19 positive. He added that we will initiate the inquiry about how come a private nurse was treating a Covid-19 patient at home. He said the patient had spO2 below 70 and was gasping. Also the patient was comorbid with Hypertension nd T2DM.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 22006 positive cases, 7567 are Active Positive, 14032 have recovered and 407 have died; 30 in Jammu division and 377 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 662941 test results available, 640935 samples have been tested as negative till August 03, 2020.
Additionally, till date 374160 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 45286 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7567 in isolation and 41640 under home surveillance. Besides, 279260 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 815 positive cases (including 36 cases reported today) with 270 Active Positive, 531 recovered (including 9 cases recovered today) and 14 deaths; Srinagar has 5333 positive cases (including 180 cases reported today) with 2433 Active Positive, 2765 recovered (including 519 cases recovered today), 135 deaths; Anantnag district has 1374 positive cases (including 35 cases reported today) with 278 Active Positive, 1070 recovered (including 32 cases recovered today), 26 deaths; Baramulla has 1954 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 439 Active Positive, 1443 recovered (including 89 cases recovered today), 72 deaths; Shopian has 1474 positive cases (including 6 cases reported today) with 213 Active Positive, 1238 recovered and 23 deaths; Kupwara has 1141 positive cases (including 33 cases reported today) with 184 Active Positive, 936 recovered and 21 deaths; Budgam has 1336 positive cases (including 39 cases reported today) with 580 Active Positive and 728 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today) cases and 28 deaths; Ganderbal has 490 positive cases (including 56 cases reported today) with 186 active positive cases and 297 recoveries (including 25 case recovered today) and 07 deaths; Kulgam has 1523 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 184 Active Positive and 1310 recoveries (including 52 cases recovered today) and 29 deaths and Pulwama reported 1614 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 760 active positive cases and 832 recovered (including 8 cases recovered today) and 22 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 1259 positive cases (including 72 cases reported today) with 594 active positive cases and 644 recoveries (including 21 cases recovered today) and 21 deaths; Udhampur has 555 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 192 active positive cases, 362 recovered (including 10 case recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 446 positive cases (including 8 cases reported today) with 166 Active Positive and 279 recoveries (including 15 case recovered today) and 01 death; Rajouri has 720 positive cases (including 11cases reported today) with 414 active positive cases, 304 recovered (including 23 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Kathua has 547 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 177 Active positive, 369 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 155 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 75 active positive cases and 80 recovered; Ramban has 574 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 132 active positive, 441 recoveries (including 54 cases reported today) and 01 death; Reasi has 170 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 111 active positive and 59 recovered; Poonch has 234 positive cases with 89 active positive, 144 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death while Doda has 292 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 90 active positive cases, 200 recoveries (including 27 recoveries today)and 02 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 22006 positive cases in J&K 4545 have been reported as travelers while 17461 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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