Another Corona casualty in Jammu, several security men among 146 more test +ve

Jammu city roads remain deserted on second day of weekly lockdown on Sunday. — Excelsior/Rakesh
Jammu city roads remain deserted on second day of weekly lockdown on Sunday. — Excelsior/Rakesh

Woman with 3 children, 6 more from Chinore Farm positive
* Highway Engg, 2 staffers of Pvt hospital Rehari too infected
Sanjeev Pargal
JAMMU, Aug 2: Jammu today reported another Corona casualty when an elderly man from Simbal Morh in Miran Sahib area tested positive this evening nearly 24 hours after his death in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu while 146 fresh COVID cases were reported in the region including a woman and her three children in Sainik Colony, six more workers from Chinore Farm, two staffers of private hospital at Rehari, six cops from 187 battalion of CRPF Udhampur whose 13 personnel were infected yesterday, Highway engineer, eight construction workers and two Government officials in Ramban, several shopkeepers and security personnel while 123 persons were treated from the virus and discharged from various hospitals.
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A 60-year-old man from Simbal Morh Miran Sahib in RS Pura tehsil of Jammu district was brought dead to the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu at 8 pm last night with high fever and other symptoms, GMC Medical Superintendent Dr Dara Singh told the Excelsior. The body was kept in mortuary for COVID test and it tested positive this evening.
Dr Singh said the body has been packed as per the protocol and will be sent for cremation tomorrow morning with limited family members allowed to perform last rites.
With this, Jammu region’s Corona casualty figure has gone up to 29 and that of Jammu district to 20. Other Corona deaths have been reported from Rajouri and Doda (two each) and Ramban, Kathua, Udhampur, Samba and Poonch districts (one each).
Sixty five persons today tested positive for the virus in Jammu district.
Four members of a family including a 41-year-old woman, her two daughters aged 17 and 13 and son aged 4 tested positive for the virus in Sainik Colony. The woman happened to be sister of a staffer of car showroom, who had already tested positive. Two staffers including a woman of Nephro Care Rehari tested positive tonight. A 17 years old girl and a two years old child also tested positive in Shastri Nagar.
Six more workers from Chinore Farm in Kanachak today reported positive taking total number of workers who have been infected so far to 29.
Kanachak SHO Inspector Ravi Parihar led police teams have shifted all remaining workers of Chinore Farm, majority of them Biharis, to quarantine centres for isolation.
Other positives of Jammu district include 58-year-old employee of JKPCC, a youth each from Tope Sherkhanian, Karan Bagh and Subash Nagar, 77-year-old man from Nanak Nagar, senior citizen from Sainik Colony, two middle-aged men from Satwari, young girl from Pandoria, 16-year-old girl and 40-year-old woman from Kachi Chawni, young girls from Preet Nagar and Nanak Nagar, old man from Bishnah, 48-year-old from Chatha, 23-year-old youth from Bakshi Nagar, 35-year-old from Kunjwani, elderly man from Karan Nagar, 50-year-old woman from Shastri Nagar, two youths from Muthi and Akhnoor, elderly person from Durga Nagar, 7-year-old from Digiana, teenage girl from Nanak Nagar, 50-year-old woman from Canal Road, 23-year-old youth from Rehari, 34-year-old from Narwal, 24-year-old girl from Bathindi, 82-year-old woman from Miran Sahib and 24-year-old youth from Muthi.
A number of security personnel, mostly from CRPF, also tested Corona positive in Jammu district.
Eighteen persons today tested positive for the virus in Poonch district, SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral said.
He added that six positives hailed from Poonch including six police personnel and one civilian with travel history, five from Mendhar, four of them Army and BSF personnel and one migrant hawker , two from Surankote—one hardware shop owner and his relative, a Bihari migrant worker and couple of travelers.
Thirteen persons including a Highway Engineer and two Government officials from Darchipora and Jawahar Tunnel tested COVID positive in Ramban district. Eight construction workers engaged by private Railways and highway companies also tested positive in the district.
A 30-year-old housewife from village Bhingara and a traveler too reported positive for the virus in Ramban.
In Kathua district, 12 persons were today infected with the Coronavirus including eight workers from different States and some locals who had returned from Lakhanpur and were under administrative quarantine, Deputy Commissioner Kathua OP Bhagat said.
He added that two contacts of positive persons from Ward No. 14 Kathua and two shopkeepers from Bani and Kathua town also tested positive today.
Rajouri district reported 10 new Corona cases today—five from Sunderbani, three from Shahdara Sharief and two from Kalakote, SSP Chandan Kohli said.
They include one CRPF jawan, four workers, a tailor master and rest travelers.
In Samba district, eight persons have tested positive for COVID-19.
Two of the positives belonged to Ghagwal and had travel history of Punjab, another hailed from Glad Camp, who too had returned from Punjab while 38-year-old man from Bainglar with travel history of Mumbai too reported positive. Three civilians hailing from Jatwal, Rara and Trindi Sangra Ramgarh having returned from Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Alwar Rajasthan were the other positives of Samba district, SSP Shakti Pathak said.
After 80 cases yesterday, Udhampur district today reported eight new cases including six jawans of 187 battalion of CRPF whose 13 personnel had reported positive yesterday.
Two police constables including one from Ramnagar also tested positive in Udhampur.
Seven persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in Reasi district today.
One of them was 41-year-old man from Vijaypur Reasi, who happened to be contact of positive case and a youth from Bharakh Pouni who had travel history of Sunderbani. Five other positives were also travelers.
Three persons turned Corona positive in Doda district, two of whom hailed from Thathri and were contacts of positive person while third was a traveler belonging to Ghat.
Two women including a pregnant and another who was contact of positive case tested positive for the virus in Kishtwar town.
A complete shutdown was observed in Jammu, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua districts on second day of weekly lockdown today. The lockdown will end at 5 am tomorrow in all four districts.
In Samba district, lockdown was observed in Samba, Ghagwal, Vijaypur and Bari Brahamana tehsils and will remain in force till August 4.
A total of 123 Corona patients were discharged from various COVID hospitals in Jammu region today after testing negative.
They include 32 from Jammu district, 25 Kishtwar, 17 Rajouri, 14 Udhampur, 12 Samba, 10 Ramban, eight Kathua, four Doda and one in Poonch district.
As per the official figures, Jammu has a total of 4795 Corona cases. Of them, 2045 are active cases while 2722 patients have recovered from the virus and were discharged from hospitals. There have been 29 Corona casualties.
In the Union Territory of Ladakh, four more Corona positive cases were reported today, all from Kargil district taking UT’s total to 1466—636 in Leh and 830 in Kargil and active cases to 351—250 in Leh and 101 in Kargil while 1108 patients have recovered from the virus including 382 in Leh and 726 in Kargil. There have been seven Corona casualties in Ladakh.
Of total positive cases in Ladakh, 42 were admitted in COVID hospitals, 130 were in home isolation, 48 in COVID Care Centres and 126 in Facility Isolation.

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