COVID-19 claims life of senior KAS officer



JAMMU, Jul 31: Senior Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services (JKAS) officer, among 12 other COVID-19 patients, died on Friday, taking the death toll to 377.
Of the 12 deaths, two were reported from Jammu and 10 from Kashmir.
Meanwhile, 490 new COVID-19 cases were reported from while 375 patients recovered and discharged from across the UT.
Reports said Tasaduq Jeelani, Special Secretary, Social Welfare department, died at Srinagar this evening due to COVID-19.
“I find it difficult to share, our colleague Tasaduq Jeelani has lost the battle against COVID. He had responded well, tested negative too but couldn’t overcome post-COVID complications. May his soul rest in peace,” Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr Shahid Choudhary tweeted.
On July 24, a police constable donated plasma to Jeelani and he was reported to be recuperating from the disease but lost the battle against COVID-19 today.
Among the 490 new cases, 64 had a travel history and the remaining 347 were reported from Kashmir and 143 from Jammu, thus taking the total caseload in the Jammu and Kashmir to 20,359, of which 7,765 are active cases.
Of the 7,765 active cases, 1,913 are from Jammu and 5,852 from Kashmir.
As per the official bulletin issued on Friday evening, 12,217 have recovered from the virus and 377 deaths — 28 from Jammu division and 349 in Kashmir — have been reported.
Meanwhile, 3,68,806 persons are under surveillance while as many as 2,73,448 have completed the surveillance.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 20359 positive cases, 7765 are Active Positive, 12217 have recovered and 377 have died; 28 in Jammu division and 349 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 637515 test results available, 617156 samples have been tested as negative till July 31, 2020.
Additionally, till date 368806 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 46478 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6 in Hospital Quarantine, 7765 in hospital isolation and 40732 under home surveillance. Besides, 273448 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 733 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 256 Active Positive, 464 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today) and 13 deaths; Srinagar has 4786 positive cases (including 128 cases reported today) with 2711 Active Positive, 1955 recovered (including 68 cases recovered today), 120 deaths; Anantnag district has 1299 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 256 Active Positive, 1019 recovered (including 25 cases recovered today), 24 deaths; Baramulla has 1901 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 514 Active Positive, 1319 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today), 68 deaths; Shopian has 1430 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 209 Active Positive, 1198 recovered (including 67 cases recovered today) and 23 deaths; Kupwara has 1094 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 237 Active Positive, 837 recovered (including 46 cases recovered today) and 20 deaths; Budgam has 1277 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today) with 533 Active Positive and 717 recovered cases (including 17 cases recovered today) and 27 deaths; Ganderbal has 411 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 134 active positive cases and 271 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered today) and 06 deaths; Kulgam has 1504 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 276 Active Positive and 1200 recoveries (including 32 cases recovered today) and 28 deaths and Pulwama reported 1480 positive cases (including 85 cases reported today) with 726 active positive cases and 734 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today) and 20 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 1070 positive cases (including 43 cases reported today) with 477 active positive cases and 574 recoveries (including 29 cases recovered today) and 19 deaths; Udhampur has 460 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 124 active positive cases, 335 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 425 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 172 Active Positive and 252 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Rajouri has 670 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 418 active positive cases and 250 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Kathua has 522 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 178 Active positive and 343 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 137 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 82 active positive cases and 55 recovered (including 01 recovery today); Ramban has 535 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 179 active positive and 355 recoveries (including 15 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Reasi has 146 positive cases (including 20 case reported today) with 88 active positive and 58 recovered; Poonch has 210 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 67 active positive and 142 recoveries and 01 death while Doda has 269 positive cases with 128 active positive cases and 139 recoveries and 02 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 20359 positive cases in J&K 4337 have been reported as travelers while 16022 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

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