Another patient dies in Kashmir, toll reaches 24
STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: The number of novel coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 1,759 on Tuesday after 91 more people tested positive, while the death toll due to the pandemic climbed to 24 with another fatality in the Valley, officials said. There was no new case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Anantnag, which has become the worst-hit district with 278 infections till Monday. The district in south Kashmir had zero COVID-19 cases till April 14. A 90-year-old man died at a hospital in Kashmir early on Tuesday morning, taking the corona toll in the Union territory to 24. The man from Kulgam had tested positive on Monday, and was suffering from hypertension, pneumonia, breathlessness and fever. Ninety-one new coronavirus cases — 54 in Jammu and 37 in Kashmir — were detected, taking the total confirmed cases to 1,759. There are 1,411 infections so far in Kashmir and 348 in the Jammu region, the officials said. The number of active COVID-19 cases is 902 and 833 people have recovered. The youngest COVID-19 patient — an eight-month-old baby in Anantnag district — has also recovered from the disease, the officials said. According to daily Media Bulletin, out of 1759 positive cases, 902 are Active Positive, 833 have recovered and 24 have died; 03 in Jammu division and 21 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 140962 test results available, 139203 samples have been tested as negative till May 26, 2020.
Additionally, till date 142901 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 32714 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 62 in Hospital Quarantine, 902 in hospital isolation and 33573 under home surveillance. Besides, 75626 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 143 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 11 Active Positive, 131 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), 01 death; Srinagar has 189 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 57 Active Positive, 126 recovered (including 01 case recovered today), 06 deaths; Anantnag district has 278 positive cases, with 161 Active Positive, 113 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today), 04 deaths; Baramulla has 143 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 41 Active Positive, 98 recovered, 04 deaths; Shopian has 129 positive cases with 22 Active Positive, 107 recovered; Kupwara has 166 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 96 Active Positive, 70 recovered; Budgam has 76 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today), with 27 Active Positive and 47 recovered cases and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 31 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 07 Active cases and 24 recoveries; Kulgam has 228 positive cases (including 01 reported today), with 207 Active Positive and 17 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths and Pulwama reported 28 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 18 active positive, 10 recovered.
Similarly, Jammu has 109 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 73 active positive cases and 34 recoveries and 02 deaths; Udhampur has 39 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 17 active positive cases, 21 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 29 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 19 Active Positive and 10 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today); Rajouri has 13 positive cases with 09 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Kathua has 53 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 38 Active positive and 15 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 08 positive case with 07 active positive cases and 01 recovered; Ramban has 74 positive cases (including 29 cased reported today) with 72 active positive and 02 recoveries (including 01 recovery today) ; Reasi has 09 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 06 active positive and 03 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), Poonch has 12 active positive cases (including 04 case reported today) while Doda has 02 active positive cases.
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