J&K Reports 4 More Covid-19 Deaths, Toll Reaches 69


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Srinagar- Four more Covid-19 positive patients died in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of fatalities due to the coronavirus in J&K to 69, officials said on Thursday.

Two each deaths were reported from both Kashmir and Jammu divisions.

The two deaths in Kashmir include that of a 65-year-old woman from Srinagar and 70-year-old man from Budgam district.

A 65-year old woman from Tengpora Batamaloo area of Srinagar passed away at SMHS hospital on Wednesday evening, the officials said.

They said the woman was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday and was suffering from Pneumonia.

A 70-year old man from Wadwan area of Budgam district, who was suffering from Pneumonia died at SMHS Hospital, the officials said.

They said his swab sample returned positive for the Covid-19 after his death.

The two deaths in Jammu include that of a 65-year-old man from Tallab Tillo and 68-year-old man from Akhnoor.

A 65-year-old coronavirus positive man, who had returned from New Delhi along with three family members, died at the Government Medical College (GMC) in Jammu on Wednesday night, officials said.

He belonged to Bohri area of Talab Tilloo belt of Jammu city, the official said, adding that the family was under paid administrative quarantine at a hotel.

The officials said that a 68-year-old man belonging to Kote Garhi hamlet of Akhnoor tehsil too died at the GMC Jammu.

He had tested positive for the virus and admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital, they added.

With four more fatalities, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 69— 60 in Valley and 9 in Jammu division.

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


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