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Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 175.5 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.79 Mn

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 175.5 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.79 Mn

Washington, June 13: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 175.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.79 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 175,567,564 and 3,791,126, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,457,378 and 599,664, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 29,359,155 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (17,374,818), France (5,799,459), Turkey (5,325,435), Russia (5,133,938), the UK (4,574,445), Italy (4,243,482), Argentina (4,111,147), Spain (3,733,600), Colombia (3,724,705), Germany (3,722,295) and Iran (3,020,522), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 486,272 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (367,081), Mexico (230,097), the UK (128,160), Italy (126,976), Russia (123,961) and France (110,540).—(IANS)

91K New COVID Cases, 3403 Deaths In India, Tally Over 2.92 Cr

91K New COVID Cases, 3403 Deaths In India, Tally Over 2.92 Cr

New Delhi, June 11: The daily COVID-19 count in India remained below the one-lakh mark for the fourth consecutive day with the country reporting 91,702 fresh cases, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 4.49 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

With the fresh cases, the total tally of cases has climbed to 2,92,74,823. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,63,079 with 3,403 daily deaths, the data updated at 8 am showed

The active cases further declined to 11,21,671 comprising 3.83 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 94.93 per cent. A net decline of 46,281 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 20,44,131 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 37,42,42,384.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.49 per cent . It has been less than 10 per cent for the 18th consecutive day, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has also declined to 5.14 per cent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 29th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,77,90,073, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.24 per cent, the data stated.

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 174.7 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.76 Mn

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 174.7 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.76 Mn

Washington, June 11: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.76 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 174,759,974 and 3,769,088, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,427,481 and 598,728, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 29,183,121 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (17,210,969), France (5,791,608), Turkey (5,313,098), Russia (5,108,217), the UK (4,558,926), Italy (4,239,868), Argentina (4,066,156), Spain (3,729,458), Germany (3,718,617) and Colombia (3,665,137), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 482,019 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (359,676), Mexico (229,580), the UK (128,131), Italy (126,855), Russia (123,178) and France (110,432).—(IANS)

94052 New COVID Cases, 6148 Deaths In India, Tally Over 2.91 Cr

94052 New COVID Cases, 6148 Deaths In India, Tally Over 2.91 Cr

New Delhi, Jun 10: India reported 94,052 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 2,91,83,121, while the death toll climbed to 3,59,676 with 6,148 fatalities being recorded in a day, the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to the Union Health Ministry”s data updated on Thursday.
Bihar reconciled its figures and put the total number of fatalities caused by the disease at 9,429 after verification, it said.

The active cases in the country have reduced to 11,67,952 after 60 days comprising 4 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has improved to 94.77 per cent, the data said. A net decline of 63,463 cases has been recorded in the total number of COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Also, 20,04,690 tests were conducted on Wednesday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 37,21,98,253, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.69 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 17 consecutive days, the ministry said.

Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 5.43 per cent. Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 28th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,76,55,493, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.23 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 24,27,26,693 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive in the country. India”s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4.

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 174.3 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.75 Mn

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 174.3 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.75 Mn

Washington, June 10: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.75 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 174,311,218 and 3,754,914, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,413,999 and 598,760, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 29,089,069 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (17,122,877), France (5,787,125), Turkey (5,306,690), Russia (5,096,657), the UK (4,551,687), Italy (4,237,790), Argentina (4,038,528), Germany (3,715,870), Spain (3,715,454) and Colombia (3,633,481), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 479,515 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (353,528), Mexico (229,100), the UK (128,124), Italy (126,767), Russia (122,802) and France (110,364).—(IANS)

Six More Die Of Covid-19 In Jammu And Kashmir, Toll 4107

Six More Die Of Covid-19 In Jammu And Kashmir, Toll 4107

Srinagar, June 9: A 32-year-old man was among six persons who succumbed to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, officials said on Wednesday.

They said that three deaths were reported from Jammu division and as many as from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall toll due to the pestilence to 4107.

The 32-year-old man was from Ramnagar Jammu and died at GMC Jammu where two more patients succumbed to the pathogen since last evening, the officials said.

A 60-year-old woman from Newa Pulwama died at SKIMS Soura here, less than two days after she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, they said.

A 65-year-old woman from Hassanpora Anantnag died at GMC Anantnag, 11 days after she was admitted there, they said.

A 75-year-old woman from Chichipora Anantnag also died at the same facility, 18 days after she was admitted there, they added.

Lately, there has been decrease in both the number of daily cases and deaths in Jammu and Kashmir. So far 190 people have died this month while over 10000 cases have been added to the overall tally. On Tuesday J&K reported 1184 fresh cases while 11 people succumbed to the virus.

Last month was deadliest as J&K recorded 1625 Covid-19 deaths. The fatalities in these 31 days accounted for 41.59% of the total deaths reported in J&K so far since March last year. Also 114359 Infections were added to overall tally during the month of May. gns

COVID-19: Jammu And Kashmir Hamlet First Village In India To Achieve 100% Vaccination Of Its Adult Population

COVID-19: Jammu And Kashmir Hamlet First Village In India To Achieve 100% Vaccination Of Its Adult Population

Srinagar: A remote hamlet in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir has become the first village in India to vaccinate all its adult population against COVID-19, officials said on Tuesday.

The credit goes to the healthcare workers whose strenuous efforts shot Weyan hamlet, with an adult population of 362, to national fame, they said.

“The village is located only 28 kilometres away from Bandipora district headquarters, but a distance of 18 kilometres has to be covered by foot as there is no motorable road,” an official of the health department said.

He said the task of vaccinating all the residents was even more difficult as the village consists of nomadic families who go to higher reaches for grazing their livestock.

“There is no internet access in the village. So it was not possible for the residents to get appointments for vaccination like the way people in urban areas do,” Bashir Ahmed Khan, Chief Medical Officer, Bandipora said while explaining the difficulty faced by the healthcare workers.

The vaccination in the village was covered under ”J&K model’, which is a 10-point strategy to vaccinate entire eligible population at accelerated pace.

Despite initial vaccine hesitancy, Jammu and Kashmir has achieved 70 per cent vaccination in the 45+ age group, almost double the national average, the official said.

Commenting on the achievement, Yatish Yadav, media advisor to Jammu and Kashmir government, said the Union territory was raising the bar in the Covid vaccination drive.

“#JammuAndKashmirMode. And we thought up to now that Everest was the highest and toughest peak of Himalayas. But, some journey brings a new light, a new life. Team J&K raising the bar on vaccination drive,” he tweeted. (PTI)

Seven More Died Due To Covid-19 In Jammu And Kashmir, Toll 4097

Seven More Died Due To Covid-19 In Jammu And Kashmir, Toll 4097

Srinagar, June 8: Jammu and Kashmir reported seven more covid-19 death since last evening, taking the total fatality count to 4097, officials said on Tuesday.

They said a 65-year-old woman from Panzoo Tral died at District Hospital Pulwama, ten days after she was admitted there.

A woman from Brah died a day after she was admitted to GMC Anantnag, the officials said.

A 50-year-old woman from Nowshera Rajouri died at GMC Rajouri, four days after she was admitted there, they said.

Three deaths were reported at GMC Jammu and one at SMHS hospital here, they said.

Lately, there has been decrease in both the number of daily cases and deaths. So far 180 people have died this month while over 8000 cases have been added to the overall tally. On Monday J&K reported 977 fresh cases, lowest in two months.

Last month was deadliest as J&K recorded 1625 Covid-19 deaths. The fatalities in these 31 days accounted for 41.59% of the total deaths reported in J&K so far since March last year. Also 114359 Infections were added to overall tally during the month of May. gns

25 Year Old Youth Among 5 More Die Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 4095

25 Year Old Youth Among 5 More Die Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 4095

Srinagar, June 7: A 25-year-old man was among five more people who succumbed to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the fatality count to 4095, officials said on Monday.

Official sources told that the 25-year-old youth was from Bahufort and died at GMC Jammu.

A 35-year-old woman from Muthi Camp, and a 35-year-old man from Bihar, at present Kishtwar, also died at the same facility, they said.

A 58-year-old man from Shopian died at SKIMS Bemina, 12 days after he was admitted to the one among the covid-19 management facilities here.

A 60-year-old man from Aalikadal Srinabar, died fortnight after he was admitted to the facility, they said.

Lately, there has been decrease in both the number of daily cases and deaths. So far 172 people have died this month while over 8000 cases have been added to the overall tally. Last month was deadliest as J&K recorded 1625 Covid-19 deaths. The fatalities in these 31 days accounted for 41.59% of the total deaths reported in J&K so far since March last year. Also 114359 Infections were added to overall tally. gns

Cricketers, Spectators Immune To COVID-19 In South Kashmir’s Pulwama? Thousands Seen Enjoying Cricket Match Without Following SOPs

Cricketers, Spectators Immune To COVID-19 In South Kashmir’s Pulwama? Thousands Seen Enjoying Cricket Match Without Following SOPs

Pulwama, Jun 7: Thousands of people, potentially a super-spreader gathering, were seen violating the COVID-19 related guidelines openly during a Twenty-20 Cricket match in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday.

The huge crowd of people flocked to Musarmarg area in C.B. Nath Argicheck, 14 km from district headquarters, to witness a cricket match and flouted all guidelines concerning the pandemic. People were without face masks and social distancing also went for a toss.

The videos of the cricket tournament have been going viral on social media while the brazen violations have been ignored by the district administration.

With authorities imposing strict restrictions in main town Pulwama while ignoring all other huge crowds, potentially super-spreaders, the lockdown seems only a cosmetic step.

Shopkeepers, drivers and other such people whose business has been badly affected by the restrictions induced by COVID-19 are already complaining about the ‘unlock’ roster made public by DM Pulwama on May 30.

One of the shopkeepers, Adil Ahmad, running a photostat shop told that he was clueless whether to open his shop or not. “I don’t know which category I am falling and when I am allowed to open my shop. Even I got the roster but I can’t figure it out,” he said.

“This is not a roster for opening of shops but closing of businesses altogether,” another irked shopkeeper, Nisar Ahmad said while reacting to the news of imposition of strict restrictions on Friday.

Given the fact that the tournament has been going on from the last month or so, it is really ironical to see no action from the authorities.

Earlier, such a violation was brought into the notice of Naib Tehsildar Pulwama, Muhammad Ramzan Magray on May 8 when the matches were played in Lajoora area of Pulwama and he had assured action. “They will be penalised as per the government’s COVID-19 guidelines,” he had said.

“Are cricketers and spectator’s immune to COVID-19 in Pulwama? Authorities are answerable to the people who are incurring losses on a daily basis due to the lockdown while those hankering after ‘entertainment’ in this ongoing pandemic are given uncontrolled freedom to participate in potential super-spreader events,” questioned a trader.

Efforts to contact District Magistrate Pulwama, Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary for response didn’t materialize. (KNT)

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 173.1 Mn Deaths Surge To More Than 3.72 Mn

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 173.1 Mn Deaths Surge To More Than 3.72 Mn

Washington, June 7: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.72 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Monday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 173,197,944 and 3,726,107, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,362,471 and 597,627, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 28,809,339 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (16,947,062), France (5,774,361), Turkey (5,287,980), Russia (5,067,246), the UK (4,532,802), Italy (4,232,428), Argentina (3,955,439), Germany (3,708,782), Spain (3,697,981) and Colombia (3,571,067), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 473,404 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (346,759), Mexico (228,754), the UK (128,173), Italy (126,523), Russia (121,171) and France (110,160).—(IANS)

India Reports 1.14 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 2677 Deaths, Tally At 2.88 Cr

India Reports 1.14 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 2677 Deaths, Tally At 2.88 Cr

New Delhi, June 6: India reported 1,14,460 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 60 days, while the daily positivity rate further dropped to 5.62 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. With the fresh cases, the total tally of coronavirus cases in the country climbed to 2,88,09,339.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,46,759 with 2,677 daily deaths, the lowest after around 42 days, while the active cases dropped below 15 lakh, the data updated at 8 am showed. A total of 96,982 new cases were recorded in a span of 24 hours on April 6.

Also, 20,36,311 tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 36,47,46,522, while the daily positivity has further declined to 5.62 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 13 consecutive days, the ministry said. The weekly positivity rate has declined to 6.54 per cent.

The active cases have reduced to 14,77,799 comprising 5.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.67 per cent. net decline of 77,449 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 24 consecutive days.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,69,84,781, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.20 per cent, the data stated.

India”s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.

Covid-19 Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Can’t Transmit Virus To Others: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK)

Covid-19 Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Can’t Transmit Virus To Others: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK)

Srinagar, June 04: The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday said some Covid-19 patients test positive weeks after recovering from the infection.

“RT-PCR test can detect the virus weeks after Covid patients have recovered from the illness,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement issued to GNS.

“That does not mean that a person is infectious and able to transmit the virus to another person,” he said.

Dr Hassan said in most Covid-19 positive cases, the virus dies after the 7th or the 8th day of the illness. At that time virus cannot be transmitted to another person.

“But the dead virus can still be picked up by RT PCR test and the report may still come positive, even when a person has become free from Covid,” he said.

“RT-PCR test which is used to detect Covid-19 cannot distinguish whether the virus in the patient is dead or alive,” Dr Hassan said.

He said virus culture can tell us whether the positive test has picked up active virus which can reproduce and spread or just dead virus which won’t transmit to others.

Quoting a Korean study, DAK President said people who had recovered from Covid and tested positive again were not found to be contagious. That means they didn’t transmit the virus to others, based on virus culture that failed to find live viruses in recovered patients.

“Testing positive after recovery has caused a lot of unnecessary stress and panic among recovered Covid-19 persons,” he said.

Dr Nisar said in order to avoid unnecessary prolonged isolation and unnecessary use of laboratory testing resources, retesting is not recommended now. There is a shift from test-based strategy to time-based and symptom-based strategy to end the isolation of Covid patients.

“Under the new guidelines, Covid patients have to remain in isolation for 10 days after the symptom onset plus at least 3 additional days without symptoms,” he said.

“The initial recommendation to confirm clearance of the virus and thus allow discharge from isolation, required a patient to be clinically recovered and to have two negative RT-PCR test results on sequential samples taken at least 24 hours apart,” he added.(KNN)

11 More Die As Covid-19 Toll Crosses 4000 Mark In Jammu And Kashmir

11 More Die As Covid-19 Toll Crosses 4000 Mark In Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, June 04: The death toll due to covid-19 crossed grim milestone of four thousand as eleven more people succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, officials said on Friday.

They said nine of the deaths were reported at various hospitals in Kashmir Valley while two were recorded at GMC Jammu, taking the total count of those succumbing to the pathogen to 4003.

Among others, they said, a 70-year-old man from Chadoora died at SMHS hospital, ten days after he was admitted there.

A 45-year-old man from Eidgah died, a month after he was admitted to the facility, they said.

A 70-year-old woman from Cheirmarg Shopian died at GMC Anantnag along with three other patients—a 60-year-old man from Bengidar Anantnag who died four days after admitted to hospital, a 72-year-old man from Banihal who remained admitted there for four days, and an elderly woman who passed away after remaining admitted for three weeks.

A 65-year-old man from Khansahab Budgam died at SKIMS Bemina, ten days after being admitted there, the officials said.

A 60-year-old man from Chadoora Budgam died at the same covid-19 management facility, five days after his admission.

A 45-year-old man from Khayam Srinagar died at JLNM hospital while two deaths were reported from GMC Jammu, they said. gns

1.32 Lakh New COVID Cases, 2713 Deaths In India, Tally At 2.85 Cr

1.32 Lakh New COVID Cases, 2713 Deaths In India, Tally At 2.85 Cr

New Delhi, June 4: India reported 1,32,364 new coronavirus infections taking the country”s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,85,74,350, while the recovery rate crossed 93 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,40,702 with 2,713 fresh deaths, while the active cases were recorded below 20 lakh for the fourth consecutive day, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 20,75,428 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 35,74,33,846. The daily positivity was recorded at 6.38 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 11 consecutive days, the ministry said. The weekly positivity rate has declined to 7.27 per cent.

The active cases have reduced to 16,35,993 comprising 5.73 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.08 per cent. A net decline of 77,420 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 22 consecutive days. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,65,97,655, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.19 per cent, the data stated.

India”s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.

624 Doctors Died In 2nd COVID Wave: Indian Medical Association (IMA)

624 Doctors Died In 2nd COVID Wave: Indian Medical Association (IMA)

NEW DELHI: At least 624 doctors died in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic across the country, with the national capital losing the most. According to the latest report of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), so far 109 doctors have lost their lives in Delhi alone in the second wave.

The IMA’s latest data revealed that a total of 1,362 doctors have died so far since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. In the first wave as many as 748 doctors lost their lives.

Delhi is followed by Bihar where most doctors’ deaths have been recorded. A total of 96 doctors have lost their lives in Bihar, while Uttar Pradesh lost 79, Rajasthan 43, Jharkhand 39 and Andhra Pradesh 34.

However, there are some states where fewer deaths were recorded, including Puducherry where one doctor died in the second wave, while Tripura lost 2, Uttarakhand 2, Goa 2, and Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab lost 3 doctors each.

As per the IMA, those who died were aged mostly between 30 and 55 years, including resident doctors and doctors doing internship. Apart from this, some pregnant women doctors have also lost their lives, the IMA said.

As the Covid cases rose in the second wave, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers were hard pressed to cope with the pressure and several of them had to work overtime. (IANS)

11 More Died Due To Covid-19 In Jammu And Kashmir, Toll 3963

11 More Died Due To Covid-19 In Jammu And Kashmir, Toll 3963

Srinagar, June 3: Jammu and Kashmir reported 11 more covid-19 deaths since last evening, taking the overall toll to 3963, officials said on Thursday.

Seven of the deaths were reported from Jammu division and four from Kashmir Valley, the officials said.

Among others, they said, a 70-year-old man from AlochiBagh Srinagar died at CD hospital, a week after he was admitted there.

A 69-year-old man from Kakpora Pulwama and a 50-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar died at JLNM hospital here, they said. One death was reported at SMHS hospital, they said.

A 62-year-old man from Gangyal Jammu, a 67-year-old man from Miran Sahib Jammu , a 47-year-old man from Jeevan Nagar Jammu, a 50-year-old woman from Kunjwani Jammu, an 87-year-old man from Nanak Nagar Jammu and a 59-year-old man from Rajouri besides a 70-year-old woman from Roop Nagar died at different hospitals of the winter capital. gns

11 More Covid-19 Deaths Reported In Jammu and Kashmir, Toll 3950

11 More Covid-19 Deaths Reported In Jammu and Kashmir, Toll 3950

Srinagar, June 2: Jammu and Kashmir reported 11 more covid-19 related deaths since last evening, taking the overall toll to 3950, officials said on Wednesday.

Six of the deaths were reported from Kashmir and five from Jammu division, the officials said.

Among others, they said, a 75-year-old woman from Batmaloo died at SMHS hospital, a day after she was admitted there.

A 70-year-old man from Zakura Srinagar died eight days after remaining admitted in a hospital here, they said.

An 80-year-old man from Padshahi bagh Srinagar, they said, died four days after he admitted to SMHS hospital.

A 75-year-old man from Branwar Budgam died at the hospital, a day after he was admitted to SMHS hospital here.

A 70-year-old man from Kund died at GMC Anantnag, a week after he was admitted to the facility.

A 70-year-old woman from Thamuna Pulwama, they said, died four days after she was admitted to district hospital Pulwama.

Among others, the victims from Jammu division include a 50-year-old man from Raipur Satwari Jammu who died at GMC Jammu; a 68-year-old woman from Rajouri who died at GMC Rajouri, 23 days after she was admitted there; a 70-year-old woman from Battian Thannamandi who died at the same facility, three days after she was admitted there and a 76-year-old man from Jammu who died at SMVD Narayana hospital, eight days after he was admitted there. (GNS)

Covid Death Tally Goes Upto 190 In Ladakh, 88 Fresh Cases Reported In Leh

Covid Death Tally Goes Upto 190 In Ladakh, 88 Fresh Cases Reported In Leh

Leh, June 2: The COVID-19 death toll in Ladakh has climbed to 190 following a fatality in Kargil, while 88 fresh cases pushed the overall tally to 18,750 in the union territory, officials said on Wednesday.

The number of active cases in Ladakh stand at 1,581 which includes 1,386 cases in Leh district and 213 cases in Kargil district, they said.

While 136 people died because of coronavirus in Leh, 54 died in Kargil.Of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours, the officials said 71 were detected in Leh and 17 in Kargil.

They said a total of 120 patients were also discharged after successful treatment, taking the number of those cured to 16,979, which account for over 90 per cent of the total cases. Out of the total patients cured, 98 patients were discharged in Leh and 22 in Kargil.—(PTI)

Authorities Need To Crack Down On Those Who Spread Rumors And Misinformation About Covid-19 Vaccine : DAK

Authorities Need To Crack Down On Those Who Spread Rumors And Misinformation About Covid-19 Vaccine : DAK

Srinagar, May 31 (KNN): The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said a social media post attributed to French virologist about Covid-19 vaccine is false.

“A viral message has been doing the rounds on social media claiming that French virologist and Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier has said that all people who got vaccinated against Covid will die within 2 years,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan In a statement issued to Kashmir News Network

“This has left netizens startled and scared and caused lot of anxiety among those who have taken vaccine,” he said.

“It is also promoting vaccine hesitancy among those who are yet to be vaccinated,” he added.

Dr Hassan said the French virologist has not said anything like that.

“However, Nobel Laureate has raised concerns about antibody- dependent enhancement and variants due to mass Covid-19 vaccination,” he said.

Dr Hassan said the antibody-dependant enhancement (ADE) is a phenomenon in which virus-specific antibodies enhance the entry of the virus, and in some cases, the replication of the virus.

“The potential problem of ADE has already been addressed during Covid-19 vaccine development,” he said adding “no ADE has been documented from cases of reinfection or breakthrough infection.”

The DAK President said variants are produced when the virus replicates in the human body – the more the virus spreads, the more it mutates.

“Vaccine limits the virus transmission and prevents the emergence of new mutants and variants,” he said.

Dr Nisar said Covid-19 vaccine is completely safe.

“Getting vaccinated is the single best way to protect yourself and others from Covid-19,” he said.

He further said vaccination is the only way to stop the pandemic and bring an end to this ongoing public health crisis.

“Authorities need to crack down on those who spread rumors and misinformation about Covid-19 vaccine.

People need to be booked for promoting anti-vaccination propaganda and there is an urgent need to penalize social networking sites for uploading false information regarding the vaccine.

Misinformation has the potential to create public skepticism over Covid-19 vaccine which could undermine our fight against Coronavirus pandemic,” said Dr Nisar. (KNN)

J&K Reports 14 More Covid-19 Deaths, Toll Nears 3900 Mark

J&K Reports 14 More Covid-19 Deaths, Toll Nears 3900 Mark

Srinagar, May 31: Jammu and Kashmir reported at least 14 more covid-19 deaths since last evening, taking the total fatality count due to the pathogen to 3884. Most of the deaths were reported from Jammu division, officials said.

Among others, they said the victims include a 66-year-old man from Bajalta, 64-year-old man from Raipur Bantalab Jammu, a 75-year-old man from Shastri Nagar Jammu, an 88-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu , an 80-year-old man from Sarwal Jammu, a 75-year-old woman from Sarwal Jammu, an 84-year-old Talabtillo Nagar Jammu, a 78-year-old Rehari colony Jammu, a 65-year-old man from from Ekta Vihar Jammu (died at Amritsar hospital), an 80-year-old man from Samboora Pulwama, a 71-year-old man from Wasoora Anantnag and an 85-year-old man from RS Pora Jammu.

In this month so far, over 1550 people have succumbed to the virus and it amounts to almost 40% of the total fatalities recorded in J&K since the pandemic started in March last year. gns

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 165.8mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.43 mn

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 165.8mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.43 mn

Washington, May 22: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 165.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.43 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 165,862,407 and 3,438,086, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,084,897 and 589,223, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 26,031,991 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (15,970,949), France (5,979,369), Turkey (5,169,951), Russia (4,926,717), the UK (4,473,772), Italy (4,183,476), Germany (3,646,600), Spain (3,636,453), Argentina (3,482,512) and Colombia (3,192,050), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 446,309 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (291,331), Mexico (220,493), the UK (127,972), Italy (125,028), Russia (115,764) and France (108,343).—(IANS)

Covid19 Update || Jammu And Kashmir Reported New 3969 COVID-19 Positive Cases, 62 Deaths And 4338 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours, Dated 19 May 2021

KNN COVID-19 J&K UPDATE

Covid19 Update || Jammu And Kashmir Reported New 3969 COVID-19 Positive Cases, 62 Deaths And 4338 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours, Dated 19 May 2021

Health Condition Of Incoming Passengers From Ladakh To Be Examined Medical Check-Up Centre Established At Sonmarg

Health Condition Of Incoming Passengers From Ladakh To Be Examined Medical Check-Up Centre Established At Sonmarg

Sonmarg, May 19: All passengers and drivers coming to Kashmir by road from Kargil and Leh shall undergo health examination test at tourist resort Sonmarg an official said on Wednesday.

The official told that from today, Health Department Ganderbal has set up a Medical Check-up Centre at Youth Hostel Sonmarg. He said at this Centre, the health condition of all the incoming passengers and drivers from Kargil and Leh will be examined.

The Centre will function 24×7, the official said.

He said the testing for travelers coming by road has started. “This would help in containing the spread of virus in the Valley,” he added.

Pertinently, the Srinagar-Leh highway is open for the traffic. Hundreds of people from Kargil and Leh enter Kashmir Valley on daily basis. 

Covid-19 Death Toll Crosses 3300 Mark In Jammu And Kashmir

Covid-19 Death Toll Crosses 3300 Mark In Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, May 19: Jammu and Kashmir reported at least 21 more covid-19 related deaths in the sine last evening, taking the death toll past 3300.
Among the fresh fatalities, they said, 11 were reported at GMC Jammu, four at GMC Anantnag and remaining in other hospitals of the Valley.

Among others, the officials told that a woman from Baramllah died at JLNM hospital Rainwari.

A 45-year-old man from Litter Pulwama and an 80-year-old man from Inder died at District Hospital Pulwama.

A man from NS Pora died ten days after he was admitted to District hospital Kulgam, they said.

A 59-year-old woman died at CD hospital here, nine days after she was admitted to
facility, they said.

A 70-year-old man from Wadwan Budgam died at SKIMS Bemina, four days after admitted to the facility, they said.

With these deaths, the overall death toll has risen to 3314 in J&K, they added. gns