23-year-old youth among 12 more die of COVID-19 in J&K, toll 4,130

Six among the deaths have been reported from Kashmir valley and as many from Jammu division.
23-year-old youth among 12 more die of COVID-19 in J&K, toll 4,130
A COVID-19 victim being taken for last rites by relatives in Srinagar on Friday May 28, 2021.Mubashir Khan/GK

Srinagar, June 10: A 23-year-old youth was among 12 more people who succumbed to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, officials said on Thursday.

News agency GNS quoting the officials reported that six among the deaths were reported from Kashmir valley and as many from Jammu division, taking the total fatality count to 4,130 in J&K.

As per officials, a 70-year-old woman from Sangerwani died at district hospital Pulwama, four days she was admitted there.

Another septuagenarian woman from Loorgam Tral also died at the same facility, a day after she was admitted there, the officials told GNS.

A 65-year-old woman from Ashmuqam died at GMC Anantnag, 12 days after she was admitted there, officials said. Three deaths were reported at SMHS hospital, they added.

In Jammu division, a 62-year-old man from Trikuta Nagar Jammu died at SWVD Naarayana Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal Katra Jammu, officials said.

One more patient died at the same facility, they added.

A 23-year-old youth from R S Pora died at GMC Jammu, three days after he was admitted there.

A 65-year-old woman from Udhampur died at GMC Jammu, two days after she was admitted to the facility. Two more deaths were also reported at the same facility, added the officials.

Of late, there has been decrease in both the number of daily cases and deaths in Jammu and Kashmir.

So far 223 people have died this month while over 11000 cases have been added to the overall tally. On Wednesday J&K reported 1098 fresh cases while 17 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.

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