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JK police cop, Sr. Physician, many youth among 67 die of COVID



Jammu and Kashmir has reported 67 deaths attributed to Covid-19 while 4169 persons tested positive for the viral respiratory illness in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of fatalities to 3422.


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J&K has witnessed daily Covid deaths in excess of 60 in the last four days; 273 persons have died since Monday. Jammu is fast catching up with Kashmir in terms of deaths reported due to this virus; Jammu has reported 1612 deaths and Kashmir 1810 fatalities since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Dr Inderjyot, Senior Physician hailing from Jammu and Kashmir and presently posted in erstwhile Kashmir House at Chandigarh as Liaison Officer, died due to COVID-19 at PGI Chandigarh. He was 52. His wife had recently recovered from the virus.

A 59-year-old Sub Inspector of Armed Police hailing from village Behrot in Thanna Mandi area of Rajouri district died of COVID-19 in the Government Medical College (GMC) Rajouri within hours of hospitalization.

Many young persons continued to lose battle to COVID-19 across the Jammu region.

As per the details shared by the health department, on Thursday out of 67 deaths reported, 41 patients succumbed in Jammu and 26 in Kashmir in the last 24 hours.

Again the highest number of patients succumbed in Government Medical College Jammu. Out of 67 deaths reported today, 17 died in GMC Jammu, 07 in GMC Rajouri, 01 in GMC Kathua, 01 in GH Gandhi Nagar Jammu, 02 in GMC Doda, 02 in DH Udhampur, 02 in SMVDNH Katra, 01 in CHC Mendhar, 01 in CHC Bhaderwah, 07 in Home/ Brought Dead, 02 in SKIMS Soura, 03 SKIMS JVC Bemina, 04 in SMHS Srinagar, 03 in DH Pulwama, 03 in DH Kulgam, 02 in SDH Kupwara, 02 in GMC Anantnag, 01 in LD Hosp, 02 in GMC Baramulla, 02 in CD Hosp Srinagar, 01 in CHC Pethkoot & 01 in JLNM Srinagar.

While the deaths attributed to Covid have seen no let up, the Covid infection cases are also refusing to die down. Jammu and Kashmir reported 4169 Covid infection cases, of which again Kashmir is leading in terms of having the majority of positive cases reported from its 10 districts. Kashmir reported 2651 positive cases in the last 24 hours, 1518 positive cases have been reported from Jammu Division.

Srinagar reported 674 cases, Baramulla 333, Budgam 393, Pulwama 187, Kupwara 206, Anantnag 255, Bandipora 215, Ganderbal 117, Kulgam 206, Shopian 65, Jammu 499, Udhampur 180, Rajouri 158, Doda 79, Kathua 174, Samba 117, Kishtwar 55, Poonch 56, Ramban 124 and Reasi 76.

The total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 50554 including 29638 from Kashmir division and 20916 from Jammu division.

With 4042 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 206081 which is 79 percent of the total cases.

As per the details, 3307 patients are admitted in hospitals, 2767 are on oxygen support and 118 on ventilator support.




DC de-notified 12 Micro Containment Zones




Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma said that 12 micro containment zones have been de-notified after extensive testing and zero COVID positive reports. He said 16 other micro-containment zones would be de-notified as and when the administration is fully satisfied about the safety in these areas.

Briefing the media about the Covid situation, he complemented the PRIs, Health education department, Education Department, Police Department, Rural Development Department and Social welfare Department for their extensive efforts in combating the pandemic.

Giving details, the DC informed that during the 2nd wave 1475 cases were reported in the District, out of which 1260 have recovered and 201 are still active, which is the lowest number since March, 2021. Among them 13 are admitted in District Hospital, 33 are in CCCs and rest are in home isolation and are being provided medical treatment.

He briefed that the recovery rate has continuously picked up, while the positivity rate dropped to 2.70% this week.

He further said that the district has inoculated 72.85% persons of 45 yr old and above till date, while door to door Vaccination drive is being conducted in the district to cover the rest.

Concerned tehsildars and BDOs under the supervision of SDMs are closely monitoring the progress on vaccination and the Covid Mitigation measures in the district, he informed.

While giving details about the Covid care, he informed that sufficient oxygen cylinders and concentrators are available in the District, while 882 Covid Kits containing essential medicines and oximeter have been distributed among the COVID positive patients till date.

He appealed the masses to stick to the COVID19 appropriate behaviour and follow the SOPs in letter and spirit to break the chain completely.

Further, the DC Kishtwar informed that the people can approach the district administration on the Twitter account of DC Kishtwar: @dckishtwar and the official Twitter account of DIC Kishtwar: @Dkishtwar.

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Jammu: Woman dies in road accident




A woman was killed on Sunday morning in a road accident near Assar area of Doda.

Soon after the mishap, police along with locals reached the spot and started a rescue operation.

The lady has been identified as Babita Manhas.

Further details awaited

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OPD services commence at SMGS Hospital Jammu




The OPD Services, on prior appointment basis, will resume in SMGS Hospital from June 14, 2021 on all working days. The appointment for Monday shall be given on Saturday.

The patients can take appointment for Paediatrics on mobile phone number 9541925359; for ENT on 9541925360; For Obst & Gynae 9541925361 and for Dermatology (Skin) 9541925362.

As per an order issued in this regard, the OPDs will be operational from the respective OPD Sections from 10:00 am to 02:00 pm.

The appointment will be given by the respective department staff nominated by the concerned HoD through phone call on the dedicated mobile phone number provided to each department.

The dedicated Mobile Phone Number will be operational from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm on all working days for fixing the appointments.
The total number of appointments per speciality shall not be more than 25 patients per day, which is subject to revision considering the future trend of COVID-19 pandemic.

At all cost Covid Appropriate Behaviour shall be observed by everyone in all departments/sections of the hospital including registration and OPD area. Each patient will be accompanied by not more than one attendant who must be wearing proper face masks.

The patients are advised to attend the OPD by prior appointment only, failing which they may be liable not to be examined by the doctors in OPD.

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Covid-19 Stats

13 Jun 2021, 8:27 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

29,439,989 Total Cases
370,407 Death Cases
28,043,446 Recovered Cases


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