COVID-19 claims 8 more lives in Kashmir; 422 fresh cases reported in J&K
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 422 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infected persons to 28,892, even as eight COVID-19 patients died during the last 24 hours in the Union territory, officials said.
“Eight persons, who were COVID-19 positive, have died over the past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir,” the officials said.
They said all the deaths were reported from the Kashmir Valley.
With the fresh deaths, the death toll of coronavirus infected persons in the UT has risen to 558 of which 517 were from the Valley and 41 from the Jammu region, they said.
Meanwhile, the UT recorded 422 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infected persons to 28,892, the officials said.
While 81 of these new cases were from Jammu region, 341 people were from the Valley, they said.
There are now 7,048 active cases in the Union territory, while 21,296 patients have recovered from the infection, they added.
The cases detected on Monday included 55 persons who had returned to the UT recently.
The officials said Bandipora district in north Kashmir recorded the highest of 49 new positive cases followed by 46 in Kupwara district.
Quoting official sources, news agency KNO reported that eight patients who died include an 81-year-old retired doctor from Gil Kadal Srinagar, a 53-year-old woman from Panthachowk, a 75-year-old woman from Zakoora Srinagar, an 80-year-old man from Kakapora Pulwama, an 80-year-old woman from Natipora Srinagar, a 32-year-old man from Lassipora Budgam, a 70-year-old man from Chadoora Budgam and a 65-year-old man from Verinag Anantnag.
An official from CD hospital said that an 81-year-old retired senior chest specialist from Gil Kadal who was admitted on August 13 died on Monday. He added that a patient from Pantha Chowk who was admitted on August 06, a patient from Zakoora who was admitted on August 14 and a patient from Kakapora who was admitted on August 14 died at CD hospital.
An official from SMHS hospital said that a patient from Natipora, admitted on August 11, a patient from Lassipora Budgam, who was admitted on August 16, and a patient from Chadoora Budgam, who was admitted on August 08 died on Monday.
An official from SKIMS said that a patient from Verinag Anantnag, who was admitted on August 04 died on Monday.