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Covid-19: With 108 fresh cases, number of infected in J&K reaches 5406

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Srinagar: The number of Covid-19 infected people has risen to 5406 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with 108 fresh cases reported on Wednesday.

Among the fresh cases, 27 have been reported from Jammu division and 81 from Kashmir division, officials said.

They further said that 133 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals. These include 55 from Jammu Division and 78 from Kashmir Division.

“Out of 5406 positive cases, 2428 are Active Positive, 2914 have recovered and 64 have died; 07 in Jammu division and 57 in Kashmir division,” said the officials, adding, out of 282268 test results available, 276862 samples have been tested as negative till June 17, 2020.

They said that 243887 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 40152 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 28 in Hospital Quarantine, 2428 in hospital isolation and 47960 under home surveillance. Besides, 153255 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 248 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 44 Active Positive, 203 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 01 death; Srinagar has 566 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today) with 337 Active Positive, 215 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today), 14 deaths; Anantnag district has 583 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today), with 168 Active Positive, 410 recovered (including 24 case recovered today),  05 deaths; Baramulla has 532 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 298 Active Positive, 223 recovered, 11 deaths; Shopian has 585 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today) with 256 Active Positive, 322 recovered and 07 deaths; Kupwara has 419 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 106 Active Positive, 308 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today) and 05 deaths; Budgam has 264 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), with 144 Active Positive and 116 recovered cases (including 04 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths; Ganderbal has 64 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 09 active positive cases and 55 recoveries ; Kulgam has 650 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today), with 211 Active Positive and  431 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today) and 08 deaths and Pulwama reported 261 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 189 active positive cases and 70 recovered (including 10 recoveries today) and 02 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 279 positive cases with 116 active positive cases and 159 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths; Udhampur has 185 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today) with 103 active positive cases, 81 recovered (including 20 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 113 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 71 Active Positive and 42 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today); Rajouri has 72 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 57 active positive cases and 14 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kathua has 163 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 82 Active positive and 81 recovered (including 05 cases reported today); Kishtwar has 23 positive cases with 15 active positive cases and 08 recovered; Ramban has 201 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 117 active positive and 84 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today); Reasi has 30 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 17 active positive and 13 recovered (including 01 case recovered today), Poonch has 105 positive cases with 56 active positive and 49 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today) while Doda has 63 positive cases with 32 active positive cases and 30 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death.

Officials revealed that of the total 5406 positive cases in J&K 1851 have been reported as travelers while 3555 as others.

COVID-19 claims one more life; toll reaches 64

Srinagar: A 65-year-old COVID-19 positive man from Shopian district of south Kashmir died at a hospital here on Wednesday, taking the number of fatalities due to the disease in the Union territory to 64, officials said.

The man from Feripora area of Shopian died of cardiopulmonary arrest at 4:15 am at SKIMS Hospital Soura, they said.

The officials said the patient was admitted to the hospital on Monday with complaints of fever and shortness of breath, and was diagnosed with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

The patient was on non-invasive ventilation and his son who was attending him had given negative consent for intubation, they added.

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