Spike in Covid-19 deaths alarming in J&K; Ten more die due to infection, toll 425

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/5/2020 12:33:48 AM

48 travellers among 410 new cases, total 23,780

JAMMU, Aug 4: Spike in Covid-19 cases reached at alarming stage and all theoretical measures failed to tackle pandemic situation in J&K to minimise spike in Covid cases and deaths in the union territory.
There is need for the government to be practical and it is true that action speaks louder than words let all of us be practical in tackling widespread covid-19 infection. All Covid-19 hospitals are full and have no space to admit new patients in J&K.
J&K Government has decided to open all religious places and places of worship in Jammu & Kashmir from August 16, 2020. Religious processions and large religious gatherings remain strictly prohibited, J&K spokesperson told in his tweet.
The deadly Coronavirus on Tuesday claimed ten more lives in Jammu and Kashmir, thus taking the toll of deaths due to COVID-19 to 425 in the Union Territory.
Officials told a 60-year-old male from Draigam Budgam, a 75-year-old male from Khanyar Srinagar, a 65-year-old woman from Badran Magam Budgam and a 65-year-woman from Attina Budgam.
An official from SMHS said that a 60-year-old man from Draigam Budgam who was admitted on 29 July with bilateral Pneumonia died on Tuesday.
An official from CD hospital said that a 75-year-old male from Khanyar Srinagar who was admitted on 25 July died on Tuesday.
"His second sample was taken yesterday, however, the report of 2nd sample is awaited," he said.
He further added that a 65-year-old woman from Badran Magam Budgam who was admitted on 03 August also died on Tuesday.
An official from SKIMS Soura told that a 65-year-old woman from Attina Budgam who was admitted on 1st August died on Tuesday.
With four ten deaths, the death toll has reached to 425 in J&K, including 395 from Kashmir division and 30 from Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 136 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (72), Budgam (30), Kulgam (29), Anantnag (26), Shopian (23), Pulwama (23), Kupwara (21), Jammu (21), Bandipora (14), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua.
However, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported 410 covid-19 cases including 48 travellers, taking the total tally to 23,780. Among the cases 152 were reported from Jammu division and 238 from Kashmir.
Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, official sources told that Srinagar reported 99 cases, 14 each in Baramulla and Pulwama, Kulgam 1, Shopian 11, Anantnag 37, Budgam 9, Kupwara 20, Bandipora 5, Ganderbal 28, Jammu 41, Rajouri 21, Kathua 4, Udhampur 26, Samba 11, Doda 7, Poonch 14 and Reasi 28.
In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 5432 cases followed by Baramulla with 1954, Pulwama 1968, Kulgam 1524, Shopian 1485, Anantnag 1411, Kupwara 1161, Budgam 1345, Bandipora 820, and Ganderbal 518.
In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1300 cases, Rajouri 741, Ramban 574, Kathua 551, Udhampur 581, Samba 457, Doda 299, Poonch 248, Reasi 198 and Kishtwar 155. With the new cases, the tally overall has risen to 22396—17292 in Kashmir and 5104 in Jammu.
Meanwhile, 824 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—291 from Jammu Division and 533 from Kashmir Valley.
While one more KAS Officer who came to Doda for Eid tests +ve for COVID19 , earlier also 1 KAS Officer who had come to Doda tested +ve. Nexa Car showroom at Tope Sherkhanian Jammu sealed after 6 employees tested +ve. 5 employees of CBI Srinagar also tested corona positive. 2 New Local Corona Cases reported from Muthi Area in Jammu City. Reportedly a Mother and her Son tested positive in Baisakhi Colony, Muthi. Both shifted to GMC Jammu.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 22396 positive cases, 7123 are Active Positive, 14856 have recovered and 417 have died; 30 in Jammu division and 387 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 671413 test results available, 649017 samples have been tested as negative till August 04, 2020.
Additionally, till date 376393 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 44229 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7123 in isolation and 43078 under home surveillance. Besides, 281546 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 5432 positive cases (including 99 cases reported today) with 2300 Active Positive, 2994 recovered (including 229 cases recovered today), 138 deaths; Baramulla has 1968 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 443 Active Positive, 1452 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 73 deaths; Pulwama reported 1628 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 723 active positive cases and 881 recovered (including 49 cases recovered today) and 24 deaths; Kulgam has 1524 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 173 Active Positive and 1322 recoveries (including 173 cases recovered today) and 29 deaths; Shopian has 1485 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 224 Active Positive, 1238 recovered and 23 deaths; Anantnag district has 1411 positive cases (including 37 cases reported today) with 270 Active Positive, 1115 recovered (including 45 cases recovered today), 26 deaths; Budgam has 1345 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 436 Active Positive and 878 recovered (including 150 cases recovered today) cases and 31 deaths; Kupwara has 1161 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 200 Active Positive, 940 recovered(including 04 cases recovered today), 21 deaths; Bandipora has 820 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 273 Active Positive, 532 recovered (including 01 cases recovered today) and 15 deaths and Ganderbal has 518 positive cases (including 28 cases reported today) with 180 active positive cases and 331 recoveries (including 34 case recovered today) and 07 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 1300 positive cases (including 41 cases reported today) with 583 active positive cases and 696 recoveries (including 52 cases recovered today), 21 deaths; Rajouri has 741 positive cases (including 21cases reported today) with 288 active positive cases, 451 recovered (including 147 cases recovered today), 02 deaths; Ramban has 574 positive cases with 131 active positive, 442 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today), 01 death; Kathua has 551 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 139 Active positive, 411 recovered (including 42 cases recovered today), 01 death; Udhampur has 581 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today) with 216 active positive cases, 364 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), 01 death; Samba has 457 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 176 Active Positive and 280 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today), 01 death; Doda has 299 positive cases (including 07 case reported today) with 80 active positive cases, 217 recoveries (including 17 recoveries today), 02 deaths; Poonch has 248 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 95 active positive, 152 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today),01 death; Reasi has 198 positive cases (including 28 cases reported today) with 138 active positive, 60 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) and Kishtwar has 155 positive cases with 55 active positive cases; 100 recoveries (including 20 cases recovered today).
According to the bulletin, of the total 22396 positive cases in J&K 4593 have been reported as travelers while 17803 as others.



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