15 more die of Covid-19, J&K toll 443

Revenue Officer, CRPF man among the victims
15 more die of Covid-19, J&K toll 443
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J&K on Thursday reported fifteen more deaths related to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 443—409 in Kashmir and 34 in Jammu division.

Official sources told news agency GNS that the deceased include a 55-year-old Naib Tehsildar from Shopian, a paramilitary CRPF trooper and an elderly man from Handwara area of Kupwara district who died on the way to Srinagar.

"It's with huge grief that we share the demise of our Naib Tehsildar, Wachi Maqbool Wani Sb after he lost his battle against Covid y'day at SKIMS. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. He was a gentle, hardworking man & an asset for the Distt. May Allah SWT grant him Jannat.Aameen," Deputy Commissioner Shopian Yasin Choudhary said on Twitter.

Two of the deaths were reported from Kupwara and include a 75-year-old from Rawalpora Kralgund who died at SMHS hospital in Srinagar while the other one— a 70-year-old from Bagath Mohalla Drugmulla who tested positive today and died near Pattan while he was being shifted to a Srinagar hospital on referral for further treatment by a local hospital, a senior official from the district told news agency GNS.

Three deaths were reported from Pulwama district and include a 70-year-old from Monghama Tral who was sampled on July 27 and tested positive subsequently, a 58-year-old woman from Gusoo and 60-year-old from Kadlabal Pampore.

Two of the victims belong to Jammu and one to Rajouri district who had died a few days back at SKIMS Soura and was included in today's list.

Regarding one of the victims from the winter capital, sources told GNS that a 44-year-old man from Jhullaka Mohalla who was suffering from multiple ailments and had tested positive for COVID-19 died last night at GMC Jammu. "Admitted on August 5, the man was diagnosed with Hypertension, TYPE 2 diabetes mellitus and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, a senior doctor at GMC Jammu told GNS .

The other victims include a 55-year-old patient from Chitragam, an 82-year-old man from Nowgam Srinagar, an 80-year-old male from Malbagh Srinagar and a 75-year-old man from Bandipora who was operated for stomach cancer. "Admitted on Aug 4, the 75-year-old man was also suffering from pneumonia and was shifted to ICU yesterday and died today at 6.00 p.m," a senior doctor said.

A 33-year-old paramilitary CRPF trooper from 179 Battalion who was admitted in a "critical condition of severe pneumonia and respiratory failure" died today at 4.30 p.m. at CD hospital, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients.

Two deaths were reported from Baramulla district, which included a 63-year-old man from Baramulla who was having hypertension, and community acquired pneumonia. Admitted on July 31, the sexagenarian died today at SMHS hospital, a senior doctor said.

Regarding another death from the north Kashmir district, sources said the victim was a 60-year-old from Dogba Sopore and died at local SDH. She was admitted on July 31 with "hypertension, T2DM, and with bilateral CAP" and died due to "cardiopulmonary arrest" at 9 p.m. today. Also a 65-year-old man from Budgam died of the virus, the officials said.

With these deaths, the overall tally has risen to 443 in J&K, 34 in Jammu and 409 in Kashmir.

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