COVID 19 In JK: With 154 new +ive cases tally rises to 7849, highest single day death spike of 10 mounts death toll to 117

Srinagar, Jammu: The Government on Thursday informed that 154 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 20 from Jammu division and 134 from Kashmir division, have been reported Thursday thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 7849. Also 10 COVID-19 deaths, 09 from Kashmir Division and 01 from Jammu Division have been reported.Moreover, 118 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 38 from Jammu Division and 80 from Kashmir Division.
The 10 patients who died at J&K who died in past 24 hours include a 63-year-old man from Doda district, 73-year-old man from Kawoosa, Budgam, 65-year-old man from Nadigam, Shopian, 60-year-old male from Habba kadal Srinagar, 65-year-old male from Kulgam, 65-year-old male from Tarigam, Kulgam, a 73-year-old lady from Batamallo, Srinagar, 75-year-old male from Budgam, 55-year-old male from Hatipora Kulgam and 65-year-old male from Sopore.
Officials said that among 10 deaths, five were reported at SKIMS, three at SMHS, one at CD hospital and one at GMC Jammu.
Officials at the GMC Jammu said that a 63-year-old man, who had suffered a brain hemorrhage and was under treatment at GMC Jammu for around a week where from he was shifted to army hospital Udhampur. “On June 30, the main died after which his samples were taken the results of which came positive today,” said District Magistrate Doda, Dr Sagar Doifode. He said the main was cremated as per Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) at his native village in Jammu.
Medical Superintendent at SKIMS, Soura Dr Farooq Jan said that 75-year-old man from Kawoosa area of Budgam district who was tested positive for Covid-19 died at around 7:30 pm today at the hospital. “Patient was suffering from community acquired pneumonia and other ailments and died due to Cardiopulmonary arrest,” he said.
Dr G H Yatoo, Nodal officer for Covid-19 at SKIMS said that a 65-year-old resident of Shopian who was tested positive for Covid-19 and admitted in infectious Disease block on July 1 died at SKIMS on Thursday at 4:45 pm.
He said that patient was suffering from Coronary Artery disease besides bilateral pneumonia.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent at SKIMS said that a 65-year old man from Tarigam Kulgam who was admitted at SKIMS on 23 June after he was referred from GMC Anantnag died at SKIMS at 2:30 PM.
He said that patient who was tested positive for Covid-19 and referred from GMC Anantnag in view of Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP).
Dr G H Yatoo Nodal officer for Covid-19 at SKIMS said that a 55-year-old man from Yaripora area of Kulgam who was undergoing treatment since June 22, died during night at around 12:10 am. Patient was having underlying medical conditions, he said.
He further added that a 65-year-old male from Sopore who was also admitted on June 22 dies at SKIMS at 3:05 due to sudden cardiopulmonary arrest.
Patient was suffering from Community acquired pneumonia(CAP) besides HTN, T2DM and other ailments, he said.
Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent at SMHS said that the male patient from Kulgam who was admitted at SMHS on 30 June as a case of Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) and hypokalaemia died at SMHS today morning. He said that patient was tested positive for Covid-19 after his death. Dr Nazir said that the two elderly patients one each from Batamallo and Budgam died a few hours after they were admitted at the hospital.
“Their swabs were taken which came positive and both the patients were having underlying problems like Hypertension, Pneumonia, COPD besides other ailments,” he said.
Dr Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent at CD hospital said that a 60-year-old male from Srinagar who was tested positive for Covid-19 died at CD hospital on Thursday afternoon.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 7849 positive cases, 2760 are Active Positive, 4974 have recovered and 115 have died; 14 in Jammu division and 101 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said out of 377961 test results available, 370112 samples have been tested as negative till July 2, 2020.
Additionally, till date 288136 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 40953 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 33 in Hospital Quarantine, 2760 in hospital isolation and 45761 under home surveillance. Besides, 198514 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said Bandipora has 296 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Thursday) with 32 Active Positive, 263 recovered (including 01 case recovered Thursday) and 01 death; Srinagar has 1021 positive cases (including 51 cases reported Thursday) with 619 Active Positive, 375 recovered (including 20 cases recovered Thursday), 27 deaths; Anantnag district has 692 positive cases (including 17 cases reported Thursday), with 131 Active Positive, 552 recovered (including 01 case recovered Thursday), 09 deaths; Baramulla has 928 positive cases (including 19 cases reported Thursday) with 501 Active Positive, 409 recovered (including 24 cases recovered Thursday), 18 deaths; Shopian has 801 positive cases (including 01 case reported Thursday) with 178 Active Positive, 611 recovered (including 28 cases recovered Thursday) and 12 deaths; Kupwara has 553 positive cases with 134 Active Positive, 413 recovered (including 01 case recovered Thursday) and 06 deaths; Budgam has 434 positive cases (including 12 cases reported Thursday) with 189 Active Positive and 237 recovered cases (including 03 cases recovered Thursday) and 08 deaths; Ganderbal has 110 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Thursday) with 48 active positive cases and 62 recoveries; Kulgam has 846 positive cases (including 15 cases reported Thursday), with 233 Active Positive and 597 recoveries and 16 deaths and Pulwama reported 518 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Thursday) with 263 active positive cases and 251 recovered (including 02 cases recovered Thursday) and 04 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 363 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Thursday) with 71 active positive cases and 284 recoveries (including 01 case recovered Thursday) and 08 deaths; Udhampur has 284 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Thursday) with 102 active positive cases, 181 recovered (including 09 cases recovered Thursday) and 01 death; Samba has 152 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Thursday) with 46 Active Positive and 106 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered Thursday); Rajouri has 115 positive cases with 54 active positive cases and 60 recovered and 01 death; Kathua has 232 positive cases with 66 Active positive and 165 recovered (including 04 cases recovered Thursday) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 27 positive cases with 06 active positive cases and 21 recovered; Ramban has 223 positive cases (including 01 case reported Thursday) with 36 active positive and 187 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered Thursday) ; Reasi has 45 positive cases with 14 active positive and 31 recovered (including 05 cases reported Thursday); Poonch has 123 positive cases with 12 active positive and 110 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered Thursday) and 01 death while Doda has 86 positive cases (including 06 cases reported Thursday) with 25 active positive cases and 59 recoveries and 02 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 7849 positive cases in J&K 2362 have been reported as travelers while 5487 as others.
The Bulletin said 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.”
In case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling toll-free number 102.
People can also call on toll-free national helpline number 1075; J&K COVID-19 Helpline Numbers 0191- 2549676 (UT level Cell), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 & 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division) for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and rely only on the information released by the government through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.People are also advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.

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