For the first time since Coronavirus pandemic broke out in February, Jammu region recorded five deaths in a single day including two women and a 24-year-old youth taking Corona toll in the region to 46 while 118 new cases were reported including a Judicial Officer in Udhampur district, seven persons from Preet Nagar Digiana, three police personnel in the office of SP Operations-cum-Cyber Cell at Gandhi Nagar, three members of a family in Roop Nagar, couple from Wazarat Road, three from Bakshi Nagar, siblings from RS Pura, two more doctors, three more employees of Chenab Textile Mills (CTM) from Kathua and a goldsmith of Kolkata.
However, as against 118 fresh cases, 141 Corona patients recovered and were discharged from various hospitals of Jammu region today. Jammu district reported 66 cases, 37 with no travel history but at the same time, 88 patients tested negative and were sent home from the COVID hospitals.
Of five Corona casualties, Jammu district reported two and Samba, Kishtwar and Poonch districts one each. This was first Corona death in Kishtwar district. Reasi is the only district in Jammu region which hasn’t reported a single Corona death so far.
A 24-year-old youth from Surankote Poonch who was admitted in Ward No. 5 of Surgery Department of the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu since July 24 and had tested positive for the virus died.
A 60-year-old woman from Kishtwar who was referred to the GMC Jammu yesterday from Kishtwar with fever and breathlessness besides being Corona positive and suffering from Community Acquired Pneumonia died last midnight after remaining on ventilator for few hours in the hospital.
A 70-year-old man from Nai Basti in Gajansoo who was admitted to the CCU of the GMC Jammu yesterday with Community Acquired Pneumonia and acute respiratory distress died. He was on oxygen throughout the period of his hospitalization.
An 80-year-old woman from Satwari who was suffering from diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and was positive for COVID-19 died in the GMC Jammu this morning. She was admitted in the hospital on August 18.
A 72-year-old man from Bainglad in Samba district who too was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases and Community Acquired Pneumonia and was positive for Coronavirus died in the GMC Jammu where he was admitted on August 20.
GMC Medical Superintendent Dr Dara Singh said bodies of all five COVID victims were packed as per protocol and sent for last rites.
This is for the first time since Coronavirus pandemic surfaced in Jammu region that five persons have died in a single day. Earlier, maximum of two Corona casualties had been reported in a day.
Out of 66 positive cases reported in Jammu district today, two were doctors, three head constables posted in the office of SP Operations-cum-Cyber Cell Gandhi Nagar, seven belonged to Preet Nagar Digiana while three others were members of a family from Roop Nagar, a couple from Wazarat Road, siblings from RS Pura and three persons from Bakshi Nagar.
SP Operations-cum-Cyber Cell Gandhi Nagar Naresh Singh and other officers, who had come in contact with three head constables who tested positive for the virus, have gone into self-quarantine. However, office of the SP Operations-cum-Cyber Cell will remain functional after sanitization and will be run by the officers who were not in contact with positive cops.
Other positives of Jammu district include 46-year-old man from Bhagwati Nagar, 56-year-old from Bakshi Nagar, 25-year-old woman from New Plot, middle-aged man from Kanachak, youth from Ragunath Bazaar, 20-year-old girl from Nagrota, 27-year-old youth from Bakshi Nagar, middle-aged man from Talab Tillo, 42-year-old man from Roop Nagar, senior citizen from Nai Basti, 44-year-old from Barnai, 34-year-old from Bhagwati Nagar, 24-year-old girl from Channi Himmat, youth from Sunjwan, 36-year-old woman from Channi Himmat, 53-year-old man from Trikuta Nagar, 43-year-old from Peer Mitha, 24-year-old girl from Gajansu, 50-year-old woman from Janipur, 26-year-old girl from RS Pura, 34-year-old man from Miran Sahib, middle-aged man from Bishnah, youth from Nanak Nagar, 61-year-old woman from New Plot, youth from Paloura, 31-year-old from New Plot and 26-year-old youth from Gho Manhasan.
Twelve persons each tested Coronavirus positive in Kathua and Udhampur district.
Of Kathua’s positives, three were employees of Chenab Textile Mills (CTM) and one each from Patel Nagar, Ward Nos. 1, 7 and 17 who were tested during random sampling. Four others were travelers and one a contact of positive case, Deputy Commissioner Kathua OP Bhagat said.
A Judicial Officer was among 12 positive cases of Udhampur. Nine other were contacts of one positive case hailing from Ward No. 15 Kallar and Barrian while three others belonged to Ward No. 13 Lambi Gali, Near BDO Office and Battal Ballian.
Seven persons have reported positive in Reasi district, three of them from Pouni including siblings, two IRP personnel from Kashmir and two travelers.
Six persons each tested positive for the virus in Samba and Poonch districts.
The positive cases of Samba include a goldsmith from Kolkata, who was on way here for business purposes, a 23-year-old student from Ward No. 7 Vijaypur, an Armed Police constable posted in Srinagar, two women from Bari Brahamana and an old man from Bainglad, SSP Samba Shakti Pathak said.
Of six positive cases of Poonch, three each were travelers and locals.
Five fresh Corona positive cases were reported from Doda district-three of whom hailed from Gandoh and one each from Bhaderwah and Ghat. Four Corona cases were reported from Rajouri including three travelers while Ramban and Kishtwar didn’t report any Corona cases.
Meanwhile, 141 Corona patients tested negative and were discharged from various COVID hospitals of Jammu region including 88 in Jammu district, 33 Rajouri, six each in Poonch and Udhampur districts, four Kathua, three Doda and one in Reasi district.
Jammu region now has 6994 Corona cases. Of them, 5493 have been treated and discharged from hospitals while there were 1456 active cases and 46 casualties in the region.