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3 more people die of COVID-19 in J&K; toll reaches 91

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10 CRPF men among 127 fresh COVID cases in J&K, tally rises to 6,549

Srinagar: Three more coronavirus positive patients died in Jammu and Kashmir, raising the toll in the union territory to 91, officials said on Thursday.

While two deaths took place in the Kashmir Valley, another patient passed away in the Jammu region, they said.

A 65-year-old woman from the Nasrullahpora area of Budgam in central Kashmir died at at SKIMS hospital here, with the cause of the death being the cardiopulmonary arrest, the officials said.

They said the patient was admitted to the hospital on June 13 as a COVID-19 positive case. She was also suffering from hypertension, chronic kidney disease with Sheehan’s syndrome, a health condition specific to women who have experienced heavy bleeding before or after childbirth.

Earlier, a sample of a patient returned positive for the coronavirus two days after his death and subsequent burial, the officials said

The 75-year-old man from the Mehjoor Nagar area of the city was admitted to SMHS hospital on June 22 and his swab sample was taken the same day, they said.

The patient died in the early hours of Tuesday and his sample returned as positive late Wednesday night, they added.

The third death took place in the Poonch area of the Jammu region — taking the number of fatalities to 91, the officials said.

Meanwhile, as many as 127 more people, including 10 CRPF personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the tally in the Union territory to 6,549, officials said.

They said 14 of these cases were from Jammu region, while 113 were from the Valley.

There are 2,492 active COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 3,967 patients have recovered from the infection.

The cases detected on Thursday include 20 people who had recently returned to the Union territory.

The cases also include 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, the officials said.

Kulgam district in south Kashmir recorded 35 of the fresh cases, followed by 33 in Srinagar.

Seven districts – Anantnag, Pulwama, Budgam, Udhampur, Ramban, Poonch and Kishtwar reported no fresh case on Thursday.

Of the total 6,549 COVID-19 cases, 5,111 are in Kashmir, while 1,438 are in the Jammu region, the officials said.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel Covid-19) issued by the government, out of 6549 positive cases, 2492 are active positive, 3967 have recovered and 91 have died.

The bulletin further said that out of 332445 test results available, 325896 samples have been tested as negative till June 25, 2020.

Additionally, till date 268606 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 39345 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 31 in hospital quarantine, 2492 in hospital isolation and 48970 under home surveillance. Besides, 177678 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the bulletin said that Bandipora has 283 positive cases; Srinagar has 785 positive cases; Anantnag district has 622 positive cases; Baramulla has 685 positive cases; Shopian has 686 positive cases; Kupwara has 491 positive cases; Budgam has 347 positive cases; Ganderbal has 82 positive cases; Kulgam has 744 positive cases and Pulwama has 386 positive cases.

Similarly, Jammu has 322 positive cases; Udhampur has 217 positive cases; Samba has 134 positive cases; Rajouri has 94 positive cases; Kathua has 206 positive cases; Kishtwar has 25 positive cases; Ramban has 213 positive cases; Reasi has 37 positive cases; Poonch has 118 positive cases while Doda has 72 positive cases.

According to the bulletin, of the total 6549 positive cases in J&K 2145 have been reported as travelers while 4404 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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