COVID-19 claims 10 more lives in Jammu and Kashmir

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Jammu and Kashmir reported ten more casualties due to covid-19 since last night, official sources said on Wednesday.

Eight among the victims, they said, were residents of Srinagar while two 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 early morning today, 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.

Also, a 61-year-old woman 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 Litter 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.

There other two deaths from Kashmir include a 40-year-old woman from Kanchan, Ganderbal and a 75-year-old man from Gopalpora Anantnag, they said.

Regarding two 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 told GNS that the man was suffering from hypertension, diabetes mellitus, CKD and respiratory distress with altered sensorium.

With these deaths, 659 people have died in Jammu and Kashmir—51 from Jammu division and 608 from Valley.