347 test +ve in Kashmir, J&K tally crosses 20,000
SRINAGAR, July 31 : A senior bureaucrat and Special Secretary Social Welfare department, Tasaduq Jeelani, was among 11 people who died in Kashmir today taking the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 378 while 347 positive cases were reported from Valley taking the overall cases in J&K beyond 20,000 mark.
Eleven patients died today in Kashmir and they include a 70-year-old man from Dragmulla Kupwara, a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama, a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khanda Budgam, a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar, a 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar, a 57-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar, a 75-year-old man from Arigam Tral, a 55-year-old woman from Fateh Kadal Srinagar and a senior Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officer.
Principal SKIMS Medical College Bemina, Dr Reyaz Untoo, told Excelsior that Tasaduq Jeelani suffered heart attack at around 6.30 pm and was declared dead at 7 pm.
He was not well for last three days and was put on ventilator today after his condition deteriorated. “The cause of death was cardio pulmonary arrest,” he said.
Jeelani was admitted to the hospital on 14th July and he died after fighting a battle with the deadly virus for 18 days.
An official said that a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar who was admitted on 19th July to SKIMS Soura died today.
A 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar who was admitted to SKIMS Soura on 18th July also died today.
A 57-year-old man from Rainawari, Srinagar who was admitted on 26th July to SKIMS Soura died today.
An official said that a 70-year-old man from Dragmulla Kupwara who was admitted with bilateral Pneumonia to SMHS hospital in Srinagar died today and tested positive after death.
A 55-year-old woman from Fatah Kadal Srinagar who was admitted few days ago to SMHS hospital in Srinagar with multiple ailments died today.
An official said that a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama who was admitted on July 28 to SKIMS Medical College Bemina died last night.
A 75-year-old man from from Arigam Tral who was admitted on July 22 to SKIMS Medical College Bemina died today.
A 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khanda Budgam, posted in Police Station Awantipora who was admitted on 30th July to Chest Diseases hospital died this afternoon. He was having complaints of breathlessness, fever and respiratory distress and was referred from DH Pulwama a day before.
With 11 more deaths, the Corona toll in J&K has reached 378 including 351 from Kashmir division and 27 from Jammu division.
And 347 people today tested positive for the COVID-19 taking the overall cases in J&K beyond 20,000 mark.
With these new cases, the tally of positive cases in J&K is 20,359 including 15,915 from Kashmir and 4,444 from Jammu division.
The number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached 15,915 including 9,714 recoveries while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached 4,444 including 2,503 recoveries.
The fresh cases include 128 from Srinagar, 24 from Baramulla, 11 from Kulgam, 8 from Shopian, 21 from Anantnag, 9 from Kupwara, 85 from Pulwama, 29 from Budgam, 22 from Bandipora and 10 from Ganderbal.
An official said that 956 samples were processed at CD hospital lab in Srinagar and 156 tested positive. In SKIMS Soura virology lab 1252 samples were processed and 155 tested positive. At SKIMS Medical College Bemina virology lab 165 samples were processed and 20 tested positive.
As per officials figures, 4,786 positive cases including 120 deaths and 1,955 recoveries are from Srinagar, 1,901 including 68 deaths and 1,319 recoveries are from Baramulla, 1,504 including 1,200 recoveries and 28 deaths are from Kulgam, 1,430 including 23 deaths and 1,198 recoveries are from Shopian, 1,299 including 24 deaths and 1,019 recoveries are from Anantnag, 1,094 including 837 recoveries and 20 deaths are from Kupwara, 1,480 including 734 recoveries and 20 deaths are from Pulwama, 1,277 including 717 recoveries and 27 deaths are from Budgam, 733 including 464 recoveries and 13 deaths are from Bandipora and 411 including 271 recoveries and 6 deaths are from Ganderbal.