No let up in Covid-19 deaths; 4 more die, toll 125 in J&K

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/5/2020 12:27:48 AM

40 CRPF men, 5 pregnant women among 227 test positive, tally 8246

JAMMU, July 4: The death toll due to the Novel Coronavirus has mounted to 125 in Jammu and Kashmir as four more patients died on Saturday due to the virus in the Union Territory, officials said.
Reports said that the four deceased patients include 65-year-old man from Handwara, 75-year-old man from Dailgam and 55-year-old man from Tangmarg Baramulla and 65-year-old man from Alastang Ganderbal.
Dr Shifa Deva, Medical Superintendent at JVC Bemina told that a 65-year-old male from Chogal Handwara, who was shifted from SKIMS last night, died at JVC on Saturday morning.
She said the patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, diabetes, hypertension and ailments.
Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent at SKIMS Soura told that a 75-year-old man from Dialgam Anantnag died today, adding that the patient was admitted on 1st July in Ward 2A and was shifted to Infectious Disease block after he was tested positive.
The patient was suffering from bilateral community acquired pneumonia with type 1 respiratory failure and expired at 7:15 am, he said.
He further stated that a 65-year-old man from Alesteng Ganderabal died. “The patient was admitted on 29 June 2020 in Ward 2A and was tested positive COVID. He was later shifted to Infectious Disease Block as a case of underlying Dementia with Type 1 Respiratory Failure with Encephalopathy and Urosepsis,” he said.
A senior doctor from SMHS said that a 55-year-old man from Magam Tangmarg who was suffering from appendicular lump and bilateral pneumonia and was later tested positive for COVID-19, died at SMHS on Saturday evening.
With fresh four deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has mounted to 125 including 111 from Kashmir and 14 from Jammu division.
However, at least 40 paramilitary forces personnel were among 227 new covid-19 infections reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the total number of the cases in J&K to 8246.
Giving the district wise break of the cases, sources told that 57 were reported from Baramulla, Shopian 46, Srinagar 33, Budgam 26, Pulwama 17, Jammu 12, Samba 10,
Kulgam 2, Kupwara seven, Bandipora five, four each in Anantnag and Rajouri, Udhampur 2 and one each in Poonch and Doda.
Sources said that among the cases besides 40 CRPF and BSF include a policeman from police station Shopian five and pregnant women.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura told that out of the 1883 samples were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, 85 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told among them 40 are from CRPF Battalions, 14 from Pulwama, 13 from Shopian, six from Srinagar, three from Baramulla, two each from Anantnag, Kulgam, Bandipora and Rajouri besides one from Kupwara.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told that out of 395 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 37 tested positive for COVID-19 and includes 26 from Budgam and Srinagar 11. The other cases were confirmed at CD and Jammu labs.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 8246 positive cases, 2976 are Active Positive, 5143 have recovered and 127 have died; 14 in Jammu division and 113 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 392919 test results available, 384673 samples have been tested as negative till July 4, 2020.
Additionally, till date 293355 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 40409 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 43 in Hospital Quarantine, 2976 in hospital isolation and 44693 under home surveillance. Besides, 205107 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 303 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 28 Active Positive, 274 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Srinagar has 1091 positive cases (including 33 cases reported today) with 638 Active Positive, 423 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 30 deaths; Anantnag district has 717 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today), with 153 Active Positive, 554 recovered, 10 deaths; Baramulla has 1006 positive cases (including 57 cases reported today) with 563 Active Positive, 421 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 22 deaths; Shopian has 848 positive cases (including 46 case reported today) with 224 Active Positive, 611 recovered and 13 deaths; Kupwara has 584 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 159 Active Positive, 418 recovered and 07 deaths; Budgam has 466 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today) with 216 Active Positive and 241 recovered cases (including 04 cases recovered today) and 09 deaths; Ganderbal has 121 positive cases with 58 active positive cases and 62 recoveries and 01 death; Kulgam has 854 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today), with 240 Active Positive and 598 recoveries and 16 deaths and Pulwama reported 534 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today) with 263 active positive cases and 267 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 388 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 79 active positive cases and 301 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 08 deaths; Udhampur has 288 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 92 active positive cases, 195 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 168 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 48 Active Positive and 120 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today); Rajouri has 122 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 53 active positive cases and 68 recovered (including 03 cases reported today) and 01 death; Kathua has 242 positive cases with 64 Active positive and 177 recovered and 01 death; Kishtwar has 29 positive cases with 08 active positive cases and 21 recovered; Ramban has 226 positive cases with 39 active positive and 187 recoveries ; Reasi has 45 positive cases with 13 active positive and 32 recovered (including 01 case recovered today); Poonch has 124 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 10 active positive and 113 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 01 death while Doda has 90 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 28 active positive cases and 60 recoveries and 02 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 8246 positive cases in J&K 2449 have been reported as travelers while 5797 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
The bulletin has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 metre from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer or washing them with soap and water and following good respiratory etiquette and hygiene.
As a measure for social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.
The bulletin again explained that early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease so we need to be responsible for the well-being of ourselves and everyone around us. “Not disclosing symptoms could put life of individuals and their families at risk. In case of symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing report early. Do not fear, call COVID-19 helpline numbers and seek medical advice”.
Advisory has further exhorted upon the people not to step out of home, unless absolutely necessary. “If you have to move out for unavoidable reasons, ensure that you wear a mask and practice social distancing, personal hygiene and frequent handwashing with soap and water.”



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