COVID-19: Kashmir records 11 more deaths as toll crosses 600 mark

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Jammu and Kashmir reported fifteen more casualties due to COVID-19 since overnight, reported a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), quoting unnamed official sources said on Wednesday.

Eleven among the victims, they said, were residents of Valley while four others belonged to Jammu division.

A 70-year-old man from Fateh Kadal Srinagar died at CD hospital here, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley, they said.

Having underlying ailments, the septuagenarian was admitted to the hospital on August 19 and died due to cardiac arrest, they said.

A 75-year-old man from Old Barzulla Srinagar who was suffering from multiple ailments died at SKIMS Soura, eight days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

A 55-year-old resident of Nowhatta Srinagar also died at the hospital, six days after he was admitted there for multiple ailments, they said.

A 65-year-old man from Sadrabal Srinagar who was admitted to SKIMS Soura died late Tuesday evening, they said.

Also, a 61-year-old woman from Rainawari who was admitted to Skims Soura on August 24 died at 5 a.m. and her swab was taken for covid-19 which tested positive after her death, they said.

Earlier in the wee hours today, a 60-year-old woman of Littar Pulwama who was admitted on August 22 as a case of bilateral pneumonia died at SMHS hospital, the official sources told GNS.

A 65-year-old man from Narbal Budgam died at SKIMS Bemina, 17 days after he was admitted there for having multiple ailments.

A 60-year-old from Naik Pora Padshahibagh here who was admitted to SMHS hospital on August 23 as a case of bilateral CAP died this evening.

The other three deaths from the Valley include a 40-year-old woman from Kanchan, Gandarbal, a 75-year-old man from Gopalpora Anantnag and a 75-year-old man from Panzer Shopian, they said.

Regarding four deaths from Jammu division, they said one of them was a 70-year-old man from ward 4 of Rajouri town who died at GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri during the intervening night of August 25 and 26.

The other victim was a 58-year-old man from Nagbani Jammu who died at GMC hospital Jammu, five days after he was admitted there. A doctor at GMC Hospital Jammu said that the man was suffering from hypertension, diabetes mellitus, CKD and respiratory distress with altered sensorium. According to government bulleting two more persons died in Jammu since overnight, taking the number of people succumbing to virus in Jammu district to 37. The other victims include a 62-year-old man from New Plot and 60-year-old from Shopping Centre.

With these deaths, 664 people have died in Jammu and Kashmir—54 from Jammu division and 610 from Valley. (GNS)

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