27-year-old youth among eight more die of coronavirus in a day in J-K

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Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir reported eight more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 866.

They said that six of the victims were from Jammu division including four from Jammu district and one each Rajouri and Samba while those who succumbed to virus includes a 61-year-old woman from Soura Srinagar and an 81-year-old woman from Bandipora.

Regarding the sexagenarian from Soura, they said, she was admitted to a hospital here on 9 September and died today.

As regards the octogenarian, they said, she was admitted to Sher Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Bemina, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients, on 3 September and died today.

Among others, the victims from Jammu includes a 27-year-old from Akhnoor Jammu, a 65-year-old man from Malik Pur Miran Sahib, a 58-year-old from Durga Nagar and 45-year-old from Janipora Jammu.

With these deaths, officials said, 866 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 723 were from the Valley while 143 others were from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 248 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (112), Budgam (70), Pulwama (60), Anantnag (53), Kupwara (56), Jammu (85), Kulgam (40), Shopian (29), Bandipora (28), Ganderbal (25), Rajouri (15), Kathua (11), Doda (9), Samba (8), Poonch (6), Udhampur (4), Reasi (3), Kishtwar (1), and Ramban (1). (GNS)

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