Spurt again in Corona casualties: 3 women among 8 die in Jammu, 6 in Kashmir

DMA says Admn should implement cap in gatherings

One death, 108 new cases in Ladakh

Sanjeev Pargal/ Fayaz Bukhari

JAMMU/SRINAGAR/LEH, Dec 5: Eight persons including three women died of COVID-19 in Jammu region today and Kashmir reported six more deaths while 501 persons tested positive for the virus across the Union Territory and 469 others recovered from the virus.
Among eight Corona fatalities in Jammu region, four were reported from Jammu district, three Kathua and one in Samba.
Twenty three persons today tested positive for the virus in Akhnoor tehsil including a doctor and nine para-medics in the Sub District Hospital, three BSF jawans in Samba, a woman and her two children in Trikuta Nagar and two more staff members of IIIM.
Confirming fresh spurt in Corona casualties and positive cases in Jammu region as 16 persons died of pathogen during last two days, sources said COVID protocols are being brazenly violated in the gatherings including marriage functions, last rites and other occasions.
Simrandeep Singh, Disaster Management Authority’s Secretary, when approached for comments, told the Excelsior that the State Executive Committee has imposed cap of 200 persons in marriage functions and 100 in the last rites of persons and it is duty of district police and civil administration to enforce the COVID protocol at all the places.
“We have fixed the ceiling. The guidelines are very clear in this regard. If they are being violated, the police and civil administration is duty bound to enforce them,” Simrandeep said.
Reliable reports said the COVID management protocol like crowd ceiling, maintenance of social distancing, use of face masks, sanitizers etc is being violated in gatherings as well as various markets of the City and outskirts which has potential to further spread the virus as cases are already on the rise.
A 52-year-old woman from RS Pura tehsil in Jammu district, who was suffering from Community Acquired Pneumonia and was co-morbid, died in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu this evening while an 84-year old man, hailing from Muthi, succumbed to COVID Pneumonia and acute respiratory distress in the same hospital.
An 84-year-old man from Talab Tillo died in the Amandeep Hospital Pathankot where he was under treatment for Coronavirus. A 59-year-old man from village Kanhal in Bishnah tehsil of Jammu died of COVID-19. He was also suffering from hypertension and diabetes.
A 53-year-old woman from village Dollian in Samba district died in the Fortis Hospital Amritsar due to hypothyroidism and COVID-19.
An 85-year-old woman from Ward No. 13 in Kathua died of Coronavirus and other ailments at AK Gupta COVID Care Dedicated Hospital Kathua while a 74-year-old man from Ward No. 3 Kathua died of co-morbidities and virus in the GMC Kathua. An 80-year-old man from village Ramkote in Billawar tehsil of Kathua district died of pathogen in the GMC Jammu.
Six Corona casualties in Kashmir include an 85-year-old man from Arin in Bandipora, 75-year-old woman from Nayi Sadak in Srinagar, 61-year-old man from Wandevalgam in Anantnag, 80-year-old woman from Charar-e-Sharief in Budgam, 80-year-old man from Hajin and 75-year-old man from Argam Chatti, both in Bandipora district.
Jammu region reported 267 Corona positive cases today including 147 in Jammu district, 34 Udhampur, 18 Kishtwar, 16 Doda, 12 each Ramban and Reasi, 10 each Samba and Kathua, six Rajouri and two in Poonch district while among 243 persons who recovered from the virus, 141 belonged to Jammu district followed by 31 Udhampur, 22 Kishtwar, 14 each Ramban and Doda, 10 Rajouri, seven Kathua and four in Poonch district. No recoveries were reported from Samba and Reasi districts.
Jammu region now has 45729 Corona cases including 2383 active positives while 42729 have recovered from the virus and there have been 617 casualties.
Among the casualties, 314 are from Jammu district, 57 Doda, 51 Udhampur, 50 Rajouri, 42 Kathua, 33 Samba, 22 Poonch, 20 Ramban, 19 Kishtwar and nine in Reasi district.
The Union Territory of Ladakh today reported one Corona death and 108 new cases.
The casualty was reported from Leh district taking the UT toll to 120 including 78 in Leh and 42 in Kargil.
Of 108 new cases, 105 were recorded in Leh and three in Kargil district taking Corona count to 8840, 886 of whom are active and 7834 have recovered from the virus.
Meanwhile, with six deaths, the total fatality count in the Valley has reached 1125.
Srinagar district with 426 deaths topped the list followed by Baramulla 163, Budgam 103, Pulwama 86, Kupwara 85, Anantnag 80, Bandipora 55, Kulgam 51, Ganderbal 39 and Shopian 37.
In Kashmir, 234 people tested positive today taking the number of positive cases in J&K to 112757.
Those who tested positive include 92 from Srinagar, Baramulla 12, Budgam 40, Pulwama 22, Kupwara 18, Anantnag 12, Bandipora 13, Ganderbal 11, Kulgam 4 and Shopian 10.
As per officials figures, 23,591 positive cases including 426 deaths and 21,978 recoveries are from Srinagar, 7,563 including 163 deaths and 7,191 recoveries are from Baramulla, 7,085 including 6,697 recoveries and 103 deaths are from Budgam, 5,181 including 4,935 recoveries and 86 deaths are from Pulwama, 5,262 including 85 deaths and 4,960 recoveries are from Kupwara, 4,603 including 4,396 recoveries and 80 deaths are from Anantnag, 4,481 cases including 4,296 and 55 deaths are from Bandipora, 4,272 including 4,062 recoveries and 39 deaths are from Ganderbal, 2,612 including 2,498 recoveries and 51 deaths are from Kulgam and 2,378 including 2,264 recoveries and 37 deaths are from Shopian.
Out of 112,757 positive cases, 67,028 are from Kashmir including 63,277 recoveries and 1,125 deaths.
The total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 5,009 including 2,626 from Kashmir division.
With 469 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 106,006 which is 94.01 percent of the total cases.
Out of 3,148,894 samples tested in J&K, 3,036,137 were negative and 112,757 positive. Among them 5,009 persons are active, 106,006 persons have recovered and 1,742 persons have died.