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J&K: Seven including a CRPF jawan succumb to COVID-19, death toll mounts to 195
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J&K: Seven including a CRPF jawan succumb to COVID-19, death toll mounts to 195

IndiaBlooms | @indiablooms | 14 Jul 2020, 08:09 pm

Srinagar/UNI: Seven persons died of COVID-19, taking the death toll due to the infection in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 195, official sources said on Tuesday.

The dead comprised a CRPF jawan, five patients from Kashmir and one from Jammu,

With these deaths, 159 people have lost their lives due to infection in 40 days, and 179 people in 54 day in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed 10,800-mark.

A 35-year-old jawan of 66th battalion of CRPF died at SHMS hospital on Monday. The test result of the patient, who was suffering from pneumonia and high fever, came positive on Tuesday.

This is the second death of a CRPF jawan due to Coronavirus in less than 24 hours and third so far in the valley. The CRPF jawan was cremated in Srinagar on Tuesday, the sources said.

Four people, including a CRPF jawan, a 65-year-old man from Srinagar, a 55-year-old woman from Pulwama and a 46-year-old man from Sopore died due to COVID-19 on Monday.

Meanwhile, the test result of three persons -- a 78-year-old man from Budgam, a 55-year-old man from Pulwama and a 70-year-old man from Kupwara – who had died during the last couple of days came out to be positive for COVID-19.

Ten districts of Jammu have reported 18 fatalities while 177 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in ten districts of Kashmir.

With these fatalities, the death toll due to the virus has risen to 37 in Baramulla, which stands at number two. Srinagar is the worst affected district in J&K in terms of causalities with 46 deaths due to COVID-19. Ganderbal district recorded fourth death due to COVID-19 on July 12.

The number of deaths stands at 22 in Kulgam while 15 people each have lost their lives to the disease in Anantnag and Budgam. Shopian with 17 deaths is at number four. Eleven people have lost their lives in Kupwara, seven in Pulwama and three in Bandipora.

As many as 48 patients -- including 10 persons from Baramulla, 12 from Srinagar, six from Kulgam, three from Anantnag, Kupwara and Budgam, Jammu region, two each from Shopian and Ganderbal, one patient each from Pulwama, Bandipora and a BSF jawan -- died due to COVID-19 last week.

As many as 41 people -- including nine from Srinagar, 10 from Baramulla, five each from Anantnag, three from Kulgam, Budgam and Shopian, two each from Kupwara and Bandipora, one each from Jammu and Ganderbal -- died between June 29 and July 5.