JK reports fresh 9 COVID related deaths, toll 1397


589 new positive cases

Masrat Nabi

Srinagar, Oct 20 : Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported fresh nine COVID related deaths taking the toll of fatalities to 1397.

An official told Kashmir Despatch that among nine fresh COVID deaths six were reported from Kashmir while three from the Jammu division.

The officer said among a 38-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar who died at SKIMS Soura, thirteen days after she was admitted to the hospital,  A 90-year-old woman from Moomin Abad Batmaloo who was admitted and diagnosed with bilateral community acquired pneumonia, A 65-year-old from Chelan Kulgam also died with bilateral CAP on October 14, A 75-year-old man from Sopore Baramulla died at SKIMS Bemina, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 in Valley, four days after he was admitted there. One more victim, they said, was from Shopian and also another fresh death was reported from Kashmir valley on Tueday evening.

Regarding the deaths from the Jammu division, officials said that two were reported from the Jammu city and another from Udhampur district.

With these fresh deaths, the COVID death toll rose to 936 in Kashmir valley while 463 in the Jammu region.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported 589 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 241 from Jammu division and 348 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 88958.

As per health bulletin, out of 88958 positive cases, 8124  are Active Positive, 79437 have recovered and 1397 have died; 463 in Jammu division and 934 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 2048631 test results available, 1959673 samples have been   tested as negative till October 20, 2020.

Till date 631601 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 21785 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 8124 in isolation and 52269 in home surveillance. Besides, 548026 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 17944 positive cases (including 136 cases reported today) with 1715 Active Positive, 15894 recovered (including 195 cases recovered today), 335 deaths; Baramulla has 5285 positive cases (including 32 cases reported today) with 1304 Active Positive, 3845 recovered (including 22 cases recovered today), 136 deaths; Pulwama reported 4463 positive cases (including 30 cases reported today) with 271 active positive cases, 4114 recovered (including 38 cases recovered today), 78 deaths; Kulgam has 2049 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 92 Active Positive, 2271 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today), 46 deaths; Shopian has 2130 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 89 Active Positive, 2006 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today) and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4038 positive cases (including 39 cases reported today) with 347 Active Positive, 3620 recovered (including 45 cases recovered today), 71 deaths;  Budgam has 5697 positive cases (including 34 cases reported today) with 397 Active Positive and 5210 recovered (including 41 cases recovered today), 90 deaths; Kupwara has 4098 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 314 Active Positive, 3713 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), 71 deaths; Bandipora has 3897 positive cases (including 32 cases reported today) with 287 Active Positive, 3568 recovered (including 25 cases reported today), 42 deaths and  Ganderbal has 3341 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 230 active positive cases, 3081 recoveries (including 44 cases recovered today) and 30 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 16340 positive cases (including 118 cases reported today) with 1057 active positive cases, 15044 recoveries (including 143 cases recovered today), 239 deaths; Rajouri has 3132 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 288 active positive cases, 2799 recovered (including 42 cases recovered today), 45 deaths; Ramban has 1525 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 74 active positive, 1439 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today) and 12 deaths; Kathua has 2342 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 53 Active positive, 2259 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 30 deaths; Udhampur has 2582 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 115 active positive cases, 2440 recovered (including 12 cases reported today) and 27 deaths; Samba has 2086 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 413 Active Positive, 1648 recoveries and 25 deaths; Doda has 2527 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today) with 179 active positive cases, 2306 recoveries (including 52 cases recovered today), 42 deaths; Poonch has 2161 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 559 active positive, 1580 recoveries (including 50 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1209 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today), with 112 active positive, 1090 recoveries and 07 deaths while Kishtwar has 1752 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today), with 228 active positive cases and 1510 recoveries  (including 38 cases recovered today) and 14 deaths.

According to the bulletin, of the total 88958 positive cases in J&K 9464 have been reported as travelers while 79494 as others.


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