Shopian Elderly Dies Of Covid-19, J&K Toll Rises To 76

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Srinagar: An elderly Covid-19 patient from Shopian died at a hospital in Srinagar, taking the total fatalities in Jammu and Kashmir due to the novel coronavirus to 76, officials said on Saturday.

An 80 year old man from Kilara Shopian died at SMHS Hospital late Friday evening, the officials said.

They said the deceased was admitted to the hospital on Friday itself and had bilateral pneumonia and also tested positive for covid-19.

With this fatalitity, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 76— 67 in Valley and 9 in Jammu division.

So far Srinagar district with eighteen deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by thirteen in Baramulla, ten in Shopian, eight in Kulgam, 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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