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666 new COVID-19 cases take tally in J&K to 32,647

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25 per cent of the total infections in UT reported from Srinagar

Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 666 fresh COVID-19 cases and six more deaths due to the infection.

Now, the union territory’s COVID-19 caseload has reached 32,647 and the death toll mounted to 625.

The Kashmir Valley recorded 540 fresh cases and the Jammu region 126 in the past 24 hours till 5.00 pm on Sunday, an official said.

The Srinagar district recorded 258 of the fresh coronavirus cases, followed by Jammu (60), he said. This is for the third straight day that Srinagar has recorded more than 200 fresh cases of COVID-19.

So far, Srinagar district has recorded the maximum number of COVID-19 cases at 8,075, which is nearly 25 per cent of the total infections in the union territory.

The union territory’s summer capital has also reported the highest 195 COVID related fatalities so far, which is 31 per cent of the total deaths due to the disease.

As on Sunday, more than 80 per cent of the infected persons in the city have recovered and there are only 1,366 active cases.

Official sources told news agency GNS that a 65-year-old man Baramulla who was admitted as a case of “severe covid-19 with Type 2 DM and Hypertension died at CD hospital. He was admitted on August 18.

“The patient developed sudden cardiopulmonary arrest and was declared dead at 3:06 p.m. today,” officials said.

A 70-year-old man from Maqam, Baramulla died a week after he was admitted to SMHS hospital here, officials said.

They said a 70-year-old woman of Wayil Ganderbal died, two days after she was admitted to SKIMS Soura.

“She was suffering from HTN, COPD with severe covid pneumonia and type 1 respiratory failure,” they said.

Also a woman from Ganderbal, admitted on August 22 died at SKIMS and she tested positive on Rapid Antigen test.

Two deaths were reported from Jammu including an 80-year-old woman from Satwari who was suffering from diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

With these deaths, 578 people in Kashmir Valley and 47 in Jammu division have succumbed to the virus so far in the J&K.

Jammu and Kashmir has 7,198 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVD-19), while 24,832 patients have recovered so far, they said.

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