COVID-19: Kashmir records 8 deaths in a day; J-K toll 254

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Kashmir Valley on Monday reported eight more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the fatality count due to the disease to 254 in Jammu and Kashmir (J-K).

Among the patients who died was a 60-year-old man from Tankipora, a 70-year-old-man from Zoonimar, a 65-year-old resident from Zakura area, a 65-year-old woman from Shadimarg, Pulwama, a 60-year-old Neehama, Pampore, a 65-year-old from Pootshah Rafiabad in Baramulla and two Kupwara residents.

Regarding the patient from Rafiabad, a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), quoted unnamed officials saying that he died at 9:40 a.m. on Monday morning. “He was suffering pneumonia besides other underlying ailments,” they said.

About Neehama Pampore resident, they said, he had tested positive for the virus on 14 July.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old woman from Shadimarg area of Pulwama died at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital last night.

Admitted on 7 July, she was diagnosed with “bilateral pneumonia” and came out to be positive for the virus subsequently, they added. The others died during the course of the day.

With these deaths, 234 people in Kashmir and 20 in Jammu have died so far due to the COVID-19.

Srinagar district with 63 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (53), Kulgam (24), 19 each in Shopian and Budgam, Anantnag (18), Pulwama (14), Kupwara (15), Jammu(12), Bandipora (5), Ganderbal (4), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (GNS)

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