COVID-19: Kashmir reports 7 more deaths; J-K toll 450

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On Friday, Kashmir Valley reported seven more deaths due to COVID-19, reported a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS). Among the deaths, unnamed officials said, Srinagar reported three, Anantnag and Baramulla two each and Pulwama—a 55-year-old pharmacist.

Officials further told GNS that Srinagar deaths include a 60-year-old man from HMT Srinagar who was admitted to hospital on 3 August and a 65-year-old woman from Dalgate Srinagar, admitted on 5 August with “bilateral pneumonia, diabetes”.

Three deaths occurred at Sher-e-Kashmir Insitute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura and include a 65-year-old woman from Sarnal and a 55-year-old man, a pharmacist by profession, from Chersoo area of Awantipora Pulwama who was admitted on July 31.

Regarding Baramulla, they said one of the victims was 70-year-old from Pinjura Tangmarg who died at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital. The septuagenarian was suffering from “HTN, ICH and Aspiration pneumonia”, they said. The other death included a 63-year-old man from Baramulla who was suffering from “HTN and bilateral pneumonia.”

With these deaths, the overall tally has risen to 450 in J-K, 34 in Jammu, and 416 in Kashmir.

Srinagar district with 147 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (77), Budgam (34), Anantnag (30), Kulgam (29), Pulwama (28), Shopian (24), Kupwara (22), Jammu (23), Bandipora (17), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua. (GNS)

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