Five persons died due to Covid-19 in the UT of J&K on Monday, among them a CRPF man.
Meanwhile, 198 persons tested positive for the virus, taking the total caseload in J&K to 4,285. So far, 46 persons have died due to coronavirus, which include 41 in Kashmir and five in Jammu.
“In the UT of J&K, 198 new positive cases have been reported since our last update yesterday, which include 33 from Jammu and 165 from Kashmir. Also, five Covid-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir,” read the media bulletin on novel coronavirus.
The fifth death was of a 70-year-old woman from north Kashmir’s Sheikpora village in Baramulla district at Srinagar’s SMHS hospital, a health official said.
She was hospitalised on June 6 and tested positive for Covid-19 this evening.
A total of 108 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals of J&K.
Earlier, in the day, a 55-year-old man from Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and a 65-year-old man from Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara died at Srinagar’s SMHS Hospital and Chest Disease (CD) Hospital, respectively.
The CRPF man, aged 40, died at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science at Soura, while as a 35-year-old civilian, who was injured in a road accident, from the Khanyar locality of Srinagar died at CD hospital, he said.
The CRPF man, who was admitted to SKIMS on June 4, was also suffering from several co-morbidities.
Srinagar district has reported 12 Covid-19 deaths, the highest in any district in J&K, followed by eight in Baramulla, Anantnag and Kulgam five each, Shopian four, Jammu and Kupwara three each, Budgam two, Udhampur, Pulwama, Bandipora and Doda one each.
Body sampling stopped
Srinagar: The authorities in north Kashmir have decided to do away with the sampling of the bodies for novel coronavirus.
However, all bodies shall be buried as per the Covid-19 protocol as a precautionary measure.
The order by Kupwara Deputy Commissioner comes at a time when the Valley is witnessing a spike in the viral cases.