2 More Covid-19 Deaths In J&K, Toll Reaches 38

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A municipality worker disinfects a casket of a Covid-19 deceased at a hospital in Srinagar. KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- Two more Covid-19 deaths were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the total number of fatalities due to the disease in in J&K to 38, officials said.

While one death took place in the Kashmir Valley, another was recorded in Jammu region, they said.

A 70-year-old man from Shopian district of south Kashmir died at Chest Diseases hospital, which is a designated Covid-19 hospital, here on Saturday, the officials said.

They said the patient was admitted at the hospital on Friday with pneumonia.

He was shifted from Shopian hospital and he had tested positive for Covid-19, they added.

Meanwhile, a 62-year-old woman died at a hospital in Jammu earlier in the day.

The woman, a resident of Miran Sahib area, was admitted to Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu last month in a critical condition. She had tested positive for COVID-19 on May 25, the officials said

With the latest fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone up to 38- 33 in Kashmir and five in Jammu.

So far Srinagar district with nine deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by seven in Baramulla, five in Anantnag, four each in Kulgam & Shopian, three in Jammu, two in Budgam while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Kupwara, Doda & Udhampur.

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