Woman in Srinagar dies of COVID-19, toll 8

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded eighth death due to COVID-19 afetr a septuagenarian woman from Rainawari, Srinagar, died at a hospital on Tuesday.

With underlying ailments, the woman had tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday.

Medical Superintendent, Chest Disease hospital, Dalgate, Dr. Saleem Tak told that the elderly woman was suffering from various ailments. “She was diabetic, hypertensive, and had other comorbidities,” he said.

With the woman’s death, the number of fatalities due to the virus has gone up to eight—seven in Kashmir and one in Jammu.

Meanwhile, fifteen more people tested positive of the coronavirus in Kashmir, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in J-K to 561.

Among the new cases, ten were confirmed at Viral Diagnostic Lab of SKIMS, Srinagar, and include five from Baramulla, four from Shopian, and one from Kupwara.

Five other cases were confirmed at the COVID-19 testing laboratory at Chest Disease hospital Dalgate and include four from Anantnag district and one Pulwama. (GNS)

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