5 more deaths in Kashmir, J&K tally 149

HC Srinagar wing closed after CRPF men test +ve
271 including 32 security men +ve in Valley

Fayaz Bukhari
Srinagar, July 8: Kashmir today reported five deaths of COVID-19 positive patients taking the fatality count of such people in Jammu and Kashmir to 149 and Valley reported 271 COVID-19 positive cases including 32 security men, taking the number of such cases in J&K to 9261. And Srinagar wing of the High Court has been closed for two days after CRPF men guarding the complex tested positive for Coronavirus.
A 44-year-old man from Sopore town of Baramulla district and a 75-year-old man from Batamaloo Srinagar died today at the Chest Diseases hospital in Srinagar.
The Sopore man was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, had acute respiratory failure and was on ventilator. He was admitted to the hospital on June 27 and died today.
The Batamaloo man was suffering from chronic kidney disease, hypertension and hypothyroidism and had bilateral pneumonia. He died a day after he was admitted to the hospital.
A 65-year-old man from Nadihal Baramulla died at SMHS hospital here today. His sample for COVID-19 tested positive. He was admitted to SMHS hospital on July 6 and had bilateral pneumonia. He was very critical and died last night and his sample for COVID-19 tested positive today.
A 70-year-old woman from Shopian died at SMHS hospital in Srinagar two days after she was admitted. She had Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) and died last evening.
A 36-year-old woman from Nehru Park Srinagar died at SKIMS Soura here, six days after she tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus. She died due to cardiopulmonary arrest early today. She was a known case of hypertension with T2DM. The woman had post renal transplant in 2016 and had reported to hospital’s emergency on June 28 with complaints of shortness of breath. She tested positive for COVID-19 on July 2.
A 51-year old woman from Narbal village of district Budgam who died at SMHS hospital yesterday tested positive for COVID-19 today.
With these deaths, 135 COVID-19 positive people in Kashmir and 14 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.
Srinagar district with 36 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 30, Kulgam 17, Shopian 14, Anantnag 12, Budgam 11, Jammu 8, Kupwara 7, Pulwama 4, Bandipora 3, Doda 2 while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua districts.
Kashmir reported 271 COVID-19 positive cases today including 9 security men from Raj Bhawan and 19 from paramilitary CRPF camp at Humhama in Budgam district.
Srinagar reported 119 cases today, Baramulla 82, Anantnag 26, Kupwara 18, seven in Bandipora, five in Budgam, four each in Kulgam, Ganderbal and Shopian and two in Pulwama.
Among the fresh cases one each was from DPL Kupwara and Baramulla, two from BB Cantt Srinagar, four employees from J&K Bank and one from Axis Bank besides two health workers and three pregnant women.
Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, Dr Farooq Jan, told Excelsior that 2385 samples were processed at the Viral Diagnostic Laboratory of the hospital and 83 tested positive for the virus.
Among them 28 are from Anantnag, 21 from Srinagar, 19 from CRPF Humhama, seven from Bandipora, three from Baramulla and one each from Pulwama, Kupwara, Ganderbal and Shopian.
Principal SKIMS Bemina, Dr Riyaz Untoo, told Excelsior that 430 samples were processed at the hospital’s virology lab and 51 tested positive for COVID-19. Of them, 50 are from Srinagar and one from Shopian.
An official said that 137 persons tested positive for the COVID -19 at Chest Diseases Virology Laboratory in Srinagar including nine security men from Raj Bhawan Srinagar.
High Court, Srinagar wing, has been closed for two days after some paramilitary CRPF personnel deployed there tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus.
“As informed by the incharge CRPF High Court of J&K at Srinagar, some CRPF personnel deployed at Srinagar wing of the High Court of J&K have tested COVID positive,” read the order by Registrar General Jawad Ahmad.
“As per SOPs issued by the Government, access to the High Court premises in Srinagar wing of the High Court of J&K has to remain closed for two days for sanitization purpose,” the order said.
“No person except the sanitization workers will be permitted entry into the High Court premises on 8th and 9th of July, 2020”, the order read.
The order said that the urgent cases listed for two days shall be taken up for consideration on 10th of July. “Dates in other matters will be given by the concerned Bench Secretary and will be posted on the website of the High Court of J&K on 11th of July 2020,” it added.



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