70-year-old Budgam cancer patient dies at SKIMS Bemina, J&K COVID-19 toll 469

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A 70-year-old man from central Kashmir’s Budgam district become another victim of covid-19, fourth since last night and 469th so far in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday.

They said that the septuagenarian was battling cancer and had been operated recently. “He had metastasis and was admitted to the hospital recently,” a doctor at SKIMS Bemina, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of covid-19 patients in Kashmir valley.

Earlier, a senior doctor was among three persons who lost battle to the virus. Officials said that the 45-year-old doctor who was admitted at SKIMS Soura for sometime died at around 6:15 a.m. A resident of Konibal Pampore, the doctor’s demise has been widely mourned and some of his colleagues who spoke to GNS described his death as a great loss to the society.

Srinagar district with 150 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (82), Budgam (35), Anantnag (32), Kulgam (30), Pulwama (30), Kupwara (27), Shopian (24), Jammu (23), Bandipora (18), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua.