COVID-19: 34 die in J-K overnight

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Jammu and Kashmir reported 34 more deaths due to COVID-19 since last evening, taking the fatality count over 2700 mark.

Officials told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that 16 deaths were reported at GMC Jammu, two in Rajouri while 15 others occurred in various hospitals of Kashmir, taking the overall toll 2706.

Among others, they said, the victims include an 80-year-old man from Alijan road Soura who died at SKIMS Soura, four days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

A 60-year-old man Sangeen Darwaza Hawal died at SMHS hospital, four days after he was admitted to the facility, they said.

An 83-year-old woman from Rajbagh Srinagar also died at the facility, six days after her admission, they said.

A 75-year-old man from Bemina, who was admitted on May 7, also died at SMHS hospital, they said.

Also, an 80-year-old woman from Hyderpora Srinagar died six days after she was admitted to SMHS hospital, they said.

One person from Check Arsla Khan Bandipora died soon after he was shifted by family to District Hospital Bandipora after remaining unwell for days at home. His swab returned positive for the virus and died with few hours of admission to the hospital, they said.

An 80-year-old man from Gulab Bagh Srinagar died two days after he was admitted to SKIMS Soura, they said.

An 80-year-old woman from Malshaibagh Ganderbal also died at the hospital, less than two days of her admission to the tertiary care hospital, they said.

A 50-year-old CRPF trooper from 96 battalion posted in Mattan Anantnag, also succumbed to the virus at SKIMS Soura, they said.

A 46-year-old man from Rajbagh Srinagar died nearly a week after he was admitted to SKIMS Soura, they said.

A 58-year-old woman from New Theed Harwan, who was admitted to SMHS hospital, on May 5 died last evening, they said.

A 55-year-old man from Chadoora Budgam died at CD hospital, a day after he was admitted to the facility for the management of Covid-19 patients, they said.

A 70-year-old woman also died at SMHS hospital last evening, they added.
A 30-year-old man among two persons who die due to the contagion in Rajouri district, they said.

A 55-year-old man from Laktipora died at GMC Anantnag last evening, a day after he was admitted to the facility.

With these fresh deaths, 708 people have succumbed to the virus since 1 April in Jammu and Kashmir while overall toll since the pandemic started in last March has risen to 2706—1157 in Jammu and 1549 in the Valley. 376 people died in the present month so far, they added. (GNS)

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