Covid-19 Claims 12 More Lives In J&K, Toll 818

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Srinagar: At least twelve people succumbed to coronavirus infection in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, raising the death toll due to virus in the Union Territory to 818.

While six deaths were reported from Kashmir valley, the remaining were confirmed by officials from the Jammu division, officials said. Among the victims in the Valley, two were Srinagar residents and one each from Anantnag, Kupwara, Pulwama and Kulgam districts.

The fatalities from Srinagar include a 70-year-old from Tengpora Batamaloo who was admitted on August 24 at SMHS hospital and diagnosed as a case of bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP) while other was a 75-year-old Shivpora who was admitted to the hospital on 25th of last month.

“Both of them died during wee hours,” officials said.

A 65-year-old man from Awoora Kupwara, admitted on September 4 as a case of “T2DM, HTN, CKD and bilateral CAP,” also died at a hospital here, they said.

A 36-year-old man from Vailoo kokernag in southern Anantnag district, who was admitted to the hospital on August 20 died at a hospital here, they said and added that the other two victims were from Kulgam and Pulwama districts.

Among others, the victims from Jammu include a 65-year-old woman from Digiana who was diagnosed with hypertension, bilateral community acquired pneumonia and died at GMC Jammu.

Also, a 27-year-old accident victim who was admitted initially at District Hospital Udhampur died at the Govt Medical College Hospital Jammu, they said.

With these deaths, officials said, 818 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 705 were from the Valley while 113 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 242 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (108), Budgam (66), Pulwama (60), Anantnag (53), Kupwara (55), Jammu (68), Kulgam (40), Shopian (29), Bandipora (26), Ganderbal (25), Kathua (10), Rajouri (10), Doda (8), Poonch (6), Udhampur (4), Samba (5), Kishtwar and Ramban (1). (With GNS inputs)

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