COVID-19: Police officer among 3 more die, J-K toll 289

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Three more deaths due to COVID-19 were reported on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir, two from Srinagar and other, a police official, from Jammu.

Unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that a 58-year-old man from Gandhi Nagar, admitted at the isolation ward of GMC Jammu on 22 July, died at 10:15 a.m. today.

“The deceased was an Assistant Sub-Inspector of police,” they said.

Meanwhile, a 75-year-old man from Saderbal Srinagar died at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, three days after he was admitted to the hospital.

A senior doctor at the tertiary care hospital told GNS that the septuagenarian was having multiple problems and had tested positive after he was admitted to the hospital on 21 July. “He died this morning,” the doctor said.

Also, a 65-year-old man from Maharaj Gunj Srinagar having “bilateral pneumonia” died at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital. “He was admitted on 22 July and came out to be covid-19 subsequently. He died this morning,” a senior doctor at SMHS hospital told GNS.

Earlier, a 65-year-old woman from Malaknag area of Anantnag having underlying ailments such as “Rheumatoid arthritis, pneumonia and hypertension” died due to covid-19, two days after she was admitted to the Government Medical College Anantnag.

“She was covid-19 positive and died early today,” a senior doctor at GMC Anantnag said. So far 268 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 21 in Jammu division. (GNS)

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