36-year-old man from south Kashmir among 12 more die of COVID-19 in J-K

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Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir reported twelve more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 818.

Among the deaths, reports said, six each were reported from Jammu and Kashmir valley respectively.

Regarding the deaths from the Valley, they said, two victims were residents of Srinagar while one each Anantnag, Kupwara, Pulwama and Kulgam.

The fatalities from Srinagar include a 70-year-old from Tengpora Batamaloo who was  admitted on 24 August at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital and diagnosed as a case of bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP) while other was a 75-year-old Shivpora who was admitted to the hospital on 25th of last month. “both of them died during wee hours,” they said.

A 65-year-old man from Awoora Kupwara, admitted on  4 September  as a case of “T2DM, HTN, CKD and bilateral CAP,” also died at a hospital here, they said.

A 36-year-old man from Vailoo kokernag in southern Anantnag district, who was admitted to the hospital on 20 August died at a hospital here, they said and added that the other two victims were from Kulgam and Pulwama districts.

Among others, the victims from Jammu include a 65-year-old woman from Diagiana who was diagnosed with hypertension, bilateral community acquired pneumonia and died at GMC Jammu. Also, a 27-year-old accident victim who was admitted initially at District Hospital Udhampur died at the Govt Medical College Hospital Jammu, they said.

With these deaths, officials said, 818 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 705 were from the Valley while 113 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 242 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (108), Budgam (66), Pulwama (60), Anantnag (53), Kupwara (55), Jammu (68), Kulgam (40), Shopian (29), Bandipora (26), Ganderbal (25), Kathua (10), Rajouri (10), Doda (8), Poonch (6), Udhampur (4), Samba (5), Kishtwar and Ramban (1). (GNS)

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