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With 115 new cases, number of infected reaches 2,036 in J&K

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Baramulla resident dies of COVID-19; death toll reaches 27

Srinagar, May 28: A 55-year-old man from Baramulla district of north Kashmir died of coronavirus, taking the death toll to 27 in the Union territory, officials said on Thursday.

The man from Khanpora area in north Kashmir was referred from the Government Medical College Hospital Baramulla with fever and respiratory distress to the SMHS Hospital here on Wednesday, they said.

The patient died within hours of admission, the officials said.

His sample was taken for COVID-19 testing and the report came positive on Thursday, they said.

With his death, the COVID-19 related death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 27.

Meanwhile, the total tally of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir crossed the 2,000 mark with 115 fresh cases reported on Thursday, officials said.

The total number of coronavirus cases reported in the Union Territory so far stood at 2,036. It has witnessed 27 coronavirus-related deaths.

An official said, “115 new coronavirus cases were detected in the Union Territory on Thursday.”

Of these fresh cases, 14 are from Jammu region, 101 are from Kashmir region, they said.

Among the 2,036 COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory, 1,636 are in Kashmir, while 400 are in Jammu region, officials said.

There were 1,150 active cases in the Union Territory – 849 in Kashmir and 301 in Jammu, with 859 patients having been cured of the disease, they said.

Officials said that 155736 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 37009 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 55 in Hospital Quarantine, 1150 in hospital isolation and 38021 under home surveillance. Besides, 79474 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 145 positive cases with 12 Active Positive, 132 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 220 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 87 Active Positive, 126 recovered, 07 deaths; Anantnag district has 289 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today), with 164 Active Positive, 120 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today),  05 deaths; Baramulla has 169 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 66 Active Positive, 98 recovered, 05 deaths; Shopian has 149 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 42 Active Positive, 107 recovered; Kupwara has 237 positive cases (including 45 cases reported today) with 167 Active Positive, 70 recovered; Budgam has 89 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today), with 36 Active Positive and 51 recovered cases and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 31 positive cases with 07 Active cases and 24 recoveries; Kulgam has 255 positive cases, with 228 Active Positive and  23 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths and Pulwama reported 52 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 40 active positive, 12 recovered.

Similarly, Jammu has 121 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 83 active positive cases and 36 recoveries and 02 deaths; Udhampur has 51 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 28 active positive cases, 22 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 32 positive cases with 22 Active Positive and 10 recoveries; Rajouri has 15 positive cases with 11 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Kathua has 59 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 43 Active positive and 16 recovered; Kishtwar has 08 positive case with 07 active positive cases and 01 recovered; Ramban has 75 positive cases with 72 active positive and 03 recoveries ; Reasi has 13 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 10 active positive and 03 recovered, Poonch has 24 active positive cases (including 01 case reported today) while Doda has 02 positive cases with 01 active positive case and 01 recovered today.


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