Eleven more die of COVID-19; J&K toll now 756

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Eleven more people died due to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 756.

Among the victims, eight belonged to Kashmir and remaining three hailed from Jammu division.

Regarding the deaths in Kashmir, they said, three victims were residents of Srinagar, two each from Baramulla and Kupwara and one from Pulwama.

They said a 70-year-old man from Rangwar Baramulla who was admitted on August 3 as a case of bilateral community acquired pneumonia died at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

An 80-year-old man from Chijhama Rafiabad, they said, died at GMC Baramulla.

Among the deaths from Srinagar, they said, include a 53-year-old man from Ellahibagh who died at SKIMS Soura, eleven days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

They said a 65-year-old from Awantipora Pulwama, admitted on August 30 with “AKI C and bilateral CAP” died at SMHS hospital.

They said one among the victims from Kuwpara includes a 34-year-old woman from Panzgam area, who was admitted to SKIMS Soura on August 17 died today.

Regarding deaths from Jammu, they said, a 70-year-old patient from Gujjar Nagar Jammu passed away at GMC Jammu.

A 50-year-old man from Afghan Mohalla in Jammu City who was suffering from hypertension and Community Acquire Pneumonia died in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu last evening within hours of hospitalization.

With these deaths, officials said, 756 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 675 were from the Valley while 81 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 231 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (103), Budgam (64), Anantnag (52), Pulwama (56), Kupwara (53), Jammu (54), Kulgam (37), Shopian (28), Bandipora (26), Ganderbal (24), Rajouri (5), Doda (5), Poonch (4), Kathua (5), Udhampur (3), Samba (2) and Ramban (1).