COVID-19: Kashmir reports 3 more deaths; J-K toll 249

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Kashmir Valley on Monday reported three more deaths attributed to COVID-19, taking the fatality count due to the microbe to 249 in J-K.

Unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that two of the deaths occurred at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while another was reported at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital.

Deaths at SKIMS include 65-year-old and 60-year-old men from Rafiabad area in northern Baramulla district and Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district respectively, they said.

The 65-year-old, GNS reported quoting sources, was a resident of Pootshah Rafiabad and died at 9:40 a.m., this morning. “He was suffering pneumonia besides other underlying ailments,” they said.

Regarding the other sexagenarian, they said, he was a resident of Neehama Pampore and come positive for the virus on 14 July.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old woman from Shadimarg area of Pulwama died at 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.

So far, 229 people in Kashmir and 20 in Jammu have died due to the COVID-19.

Srinagar district with 62 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (52), Kulgam (24), 18 each in Shopian, Anantnag and Budgam, Pulwama (15), Kupwara (13), 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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