Pharmacist, eight others die of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, toll reaches 612

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported nine more covid-19 related deaths since overnight, taking the fatality count to 612 in J-K.

Among those who succumbed to the virus include five from Kashmir Valley including a 56-year-old pharmacist and four others from Jammu division.

Reports said that a 60-year-old woman from Kishtwar, a 70-year-old man Marh in Jammu district, a 70-year-old man from Samba and a middle aged man from Poonch died at Government Medical College Jammu where they were admitted.

Regarding the five deaths from Kashmir Valley, they said, one among them a 79-year-old woman from Kralgund Kupwara died at Sher Kashmir Institute of Medcial Sciences Soura, a day after she was admitted to the hospital.

A 75-year-old man from Bemina Srinagar also died at the hospital, more than two weeks after he was admitted there.
Also, the pharmacist from Ashmuqam area of Anantnag died at the hospital, three days after he was admitted. He was posted at Sub District Hospital Seer Anantnag and had tested positive for the novel coronavirus recently.

A 63-year-old woman from Bemina died at SKIMS Bemina, twelve days after she was admitted to the hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley, they said.

A 40-year-old man from Chanapora also died at a hospital here, hours after being admitted and diagnosed with bilateral community acquired pneumonia, they said. “His sample for rapid antigen came positive,” the sources added.

With these deaths, 567 people in Kashmir Valley and 45 in Jammu division have succumbed to the virus so far in the J-K. (GNS)

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