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Another COVID-19 patient dies, death toll rises to 28

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With 128 fresh cases number of infected rise to 2,164 in J&K

Srinagar: A 70-year-old man from Shopian district of south Kashmir died due to COVID-19 raising the death toll in the Union Territory to 28, officials said on Friday.

The man from Aliarpora, Bagander area of Shopian, in south Kashmir, was admitted to SMHS Hospital on Wednesday as a patient of pneumonia with underlying hypertension and diabetes mellitus, the officials said.

The patient died on Thursday evening and his sample was taken for COVID-19 test, the officials said, adding that his report came positive on Friday.

With his death, the COVID-19 related death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 28, they said.

Meanwhile today 128 fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded, raising its tally in the Union territory to 2,164, officials said.

“128 new positive cases of coronavirus were detected in the union territory on Friday,” they said.

While 36 of these cases are from Jammu, 92 are from Kashmir, the officials said.

They said the total number of cases in the union territory has now reached 2,164.

“Of these, 1,728 are in Kashmir, while 436 are in Jammu region,” they added.

There are 1,261 active cases in the union territory — 929 in Kashmir and 332 in Jammu, while 875 patients have recovered, the officials said.

“158773 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 34495 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 54 in Hospital Quarantine, 1261 in hospital isolation and 41525 under home surveillance. Besides, 81410 persons have completed their surveillance period,” officials said.

Giving district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 145 positive cases with 12 Active Positive, 132 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 246 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today) with 111 Active Positive, 128 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), 07 deaths; Anantnag district has 295 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today), with 170 Active Positive, 120 recovered,  05 deaths; Baramulla has 177 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 70 Active Positive, 102 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today), 05 deaths; Shopian has 152 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 44 Active Positive, 107 recovered and 01 death; Kupwara has 255 positive cases (including 18 case reported today) with 181 Active Positive, 74 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today); Budgam has 89 positive cases, with 35 Active Positive and 52 recovered cases (including 01 case recovered today) and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 31 positive cases with 07 Active cases and 24 recoveries; Kulgam has 273 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today), with 246 Active Positive and  23 recoveries and 04 deaths and Pulwama reported 65 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 53 active positive and 12 recovered.

Similarly, Jammu has 128 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 89 active positive cases and 37 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) and 02 deaths; Udhampur has 52 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 29 active positive cases, 22 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 34 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 24 Active Positive and 10 recoveries; Rajouri has 21 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 16 active positive cases and 05 recovered (including 01 case recovered today); Kathua has 65 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 46 Active positive and 19 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today); 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 with 10 active positive and 03 recovered, Poonch has 38 active positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) while Doda has 02 positive cases with 01 active positive case and 01 recovered.

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