In sharpest spike, J&K sees 1698 fresh cases; 8 more die, toll 366

Agencies. Updated: 9/13/2020 11:47:58 AM Front Page

4-yr-old region’s youngest victim; recoveries down to 67.32%

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Continuing its streak of registering new highs with each passing day, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported its biggest single day caseload of 1698 Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 52,410, even as eight more patients including a four-year-old child from Jammu died of the disease, taking the toll to 866.
It was for the fourth time in as many days that the number of fresh COVID-19 cases crossed the 1500-mark in a 24-hour period, with Srinagar district leading the chart with 255 new cases, with Jammu following closely with 250 cases.
Of the fresh cases, 838 were reported in Jammu region and 860 in Kashmir division while as many as 596 patients were discharged from the hospitals following their treatment—219 in Jammu and 377 in Kashmir. With this the recoveries settled at 35285, 67.32% of the total cases which was over 78 percent few days ago.
The actives positive cases now stand at 16261, including 8577 from Jammu region and 7684 from Kashmir Valley.
Eight more patients including 6 from Jammu region and 2 from Valley died on Saturday, taking the total number of fatalities due to the deadly virus in union territory to 866.
The deceased from Jammu region included a 55-year-old man from Durga Nagar, a four-year-old child from Janipur, a 65-year-old man from Miran Sahib and a 27-year-old man from Akhnoor—all in Jammu, and a 55-year-old man from Nowshera and a 67-year-old man from Bal Shama Sunderbani-both in Rajouri district.
A four-year-old boy who died at a hospital here on Saturday after falling from the roof of his house tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the youngest victim of the pandemic in the region.
The boy fell down from the roof of his house at Janipur locality of the city and was rushed to a nearby hospital in Sarwal, from where he was referred to Government Medical College (GMC), the officials said.
As the boy had tested positive for the COVID-19, his body was not handed over to his family who protested outside the hospital building for several hours, alleging that no ventilator was available at the hospital.
The family also claimed that the boy did not show any COVID-related symptom and was in good health before he fell from the roof while playing cricket. The body of the deceased was later laid to rest at a Sarwal graveyard following the set COVID-19 protocol, the official said.
An official from Rajouri said that two patients including one each from Nowshera and Sunderbani died on Saturday.
The Valley deceased included a 61-year-old woman from Soura Srinagar and an 81-year-old woman from Kehnoosa in Bandipora.
An official from SKIMS Soura said that a patient from Soura who was admitted on 07 September died on Saturday. An official from JVC SKIMS Bemina said that a patient from Kehnoosa Bandipora who was admitted on 03 September died on Saturday.
With eight fresh fatalities, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 866 including 722 from Kashmir division and 144 from Jammu division.
Jammu and Kashmir recorded its highest single-day spike of 1,698 new COVID-19 cases, taking the union territory's infection tally to 52,410.
Of the 838 fresh cases in Jammu region, Jammu district reported the highest 250 cases, while 103 were reported from Udhampur, 83 from Rajouri , 42 from Kathua, 58 from Samba, 93 from Poonch, 31 from Ramban, 67 from Doda, 33 from Reasi and 78 from Kishtwar.
As per a media bulletin, among the 860 fresh Valley cases, 255 were reported from Srinagar, 123 from Budgam, 82 from Baramulla, 50 from Pulwama, 45 from Anantnag, 108 from Kupwara, 82 from Bandipora, 10 from Kulgam, 45 from Ganderbal and 69 from Shopian.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 52410 positive cases, 16261 are Active Positive, 35285 have recovered and 864 have died; 143 in Jammu division and 721 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 1203799 test results available, 1151389 samples have been tested as negative till September 11, 2020.
Till date 515897 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42414 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 16261 in isolation and 53090 under home surveillance. Besides, 403268 persons have completed their surveillance period.

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