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Woman dies of COVID-19 in Kashmir; toll reaches 52

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67 fresh COVID-19 cases recorded, infection tally rises to 4,574

Srinagar: A 62-year-old woman from Kulgam district of south Kashmir, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at a hospital here on Thursday, taking the number of coronavirus-related fatalities in the Union Territory to 52, officials said.

“A COVID positive patient (62) from Kulgam passed away at 9:10 am of cardiopulmonary arrest at SKIMS hospital Soura,” the officials said.

They said the patient was admitted to the hospital on June 07 as a case of acute calcular cholecystitis with hepatic flexural growth (CA Colon).

Her sample was taken on the same day and came out positive following which the patient was shifted to the infectious disease ward a day later, the officials said.

With her death, the number of fatalities due to the infection in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 52.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday registered 67 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally in the union territory to 4,574, officials said.

“Sixty-seven new positive cases of coronavirus were detected in the union territory on Thursday,” one of the officials said.

They said while 24 of these cases are from Jammu, 43 are from the Kashmir region.

The officials said Thursday’s cases included 26 people who had returned to the union territory recently.

Anantnag district in south Kashmir recorded the highest number of cases at 13, followed by Jammu 11, the officials said.

They said there were no fresh cases in six districts — Shopian, Ramban, Kathua, Samba, Reasi and Kishtwar.

With Thursday’s fresh cases, the total number of infected persons in Jammu and Kashmir stood at 4,574.

“Of these, 3565 are in Kashmir, while 1,009 are in the Jammu region,” an official said.

There are 2,702 active cases in the union territory — 1,996 in Kashmir and 706 in Jammu — while 1,820 patients have recovered, they said.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 233 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 67 Active Positive, 165 recovered (including 29 cases recovered today), 01 death; Srinagar has 497 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 334 Active Positive, 151 recovered, 12 deaths; Anantnag district has 482 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today), with 162 Active Positive, 315 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today),  05 deaths; Baramulla has 497 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 325 Active Positive, 162 recovered (including 40 case recovered today), 10 deaths; Shopian has 440 positive cases with 265 Active Positive, 171 recovered and 04 deaths; Kupwara has 376 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 127 Active Positive, 246 recovered (including 14 cases reported today) and 03 deaths; Budgam has 214 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today), with 132 Active Positive and 80 recovered cases (including 01 case recovered today) and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 59 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 27 active positive cases and 32 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today); Kulgam has 568 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today), with 392 Active Positive and  168 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today) and 08 deaths and Pulwama reported 199 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 165 active positive cases and 32 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 253 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 143 active positive cases and 107 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 03 deaths; Udhampur has 153 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 117 active positive cases, 35 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 69 positive cases with 41 Active Positive and 28 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today); Rajouri has 58 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 46 active positive cases and 12 recovered; Kathua has 123 positive cases with 74 Active positive and 49 recovered; Kishtwar has 21 positive cases with 17 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Ramban has 172 positive cases with 149 active positive and 23 recoveries; Reasi has 23 positive cases with 13 active positive and 10 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), Poonch has 91 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 63 active positive and 28 recoveries (including 19 cases recovered today) while Doda has 46 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 43 active positive cases and 02 recoveries and 01 death.

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