COVID-19: 7 more die in Kashmir; tally reaches 492

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Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported nine more COVID-19 deaths since overnight, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 492. Among them two casualties were reported from Jammu and seven from Kashmir, reported a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).

The victims from Jammu, the unnamed officials told GNS, included a 57-year-old man from Patel Bazar Pacca Danga and a 62-year-old man from Resham Ghar Jammu.

Regarding the septuagenarian, they said, he was brought dead to the casualty section of GMC Jammu at 9 p.m. on Monday night.

While the 62-year-old was admitted to GMC on August 9 and was diagnosed as a case of “hypertension, type2diabetes mellitus, severe anaemia, ureamic, encephalopathy and respiratory distress,” a doctor a GMC told GNS. he said that the sexagenarian reported covid-19 positive on August 10 and was shifted to isolation ward in the evening and remaineded on oxygen throughout.

“He died at 7 a.m. today,” the doctor added.

In Kashmir Valley, among the deaths, two each were reported from Baramulla and Anantnag districts besides one each from Kupwara, Srinagar, and Ganderbal.

One of the Baramulla victims, they said, was a 65-year-old from Mirgund Pattan and died at SMHS hospital. Admitted on August 5, sources said, “She was suffering from T2DM and bilateral pneumonia.”

The other death includes that of a 25-year-old man from SKIMS Soura.

Regarding victim from Srinagar, they said a 60-year-old man from Alistag Srinagar died at SMHS Hospital. He was admitted with pneumonia and had tested positive for Covid-19 subsequently, they said.

Regarding Kupwara casualty, they said, the victim was a 46-year-old man from Kral Gund Kupwara and was suffering from diabetes, community acquired pneumonia. “He was admitted today and died later,” they added.

With these deaths, officials said, 492 people have died due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 455 were from the Valley while 37 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 157 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (84), Budgam (36), Anantnag (35), Kulgam (32), Pulwama (32), Kupwara (28), Shopian (24), Jammu (26), Bandipora (18), Ganderbal (8), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua. (GNS)

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