Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir recorded eleven more Covid-19 deaths in a day pushing the tally to 1,242 on Sunday, while 1,141 fresh cases during the same period took the tally to 72,190, officials said.
Among the victims, the officials said, six were residents of Jammu and five from Kashmir Valley.
Five among those who succumbed to the virus were from Kashmir Valley including a 33-year-old woman from Chadoora Budgam and 72-year-old former divisional forest officer who launched a political party after retirement.
The septuagenarian was a resident of Zakura Habak Srinagar and died at SKIMS Soura, ten days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.
A senior doctor at the hospital said that he was suffering from hypertension, type-2 diabetes mellitus and bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP). “He died due to cardiopulmonary arrest.”
Regarding the 33-year-old woman, official sources said she died at CD hospital Srinagar where she was admitted on October 3.
Also a 62-year-old man from Rajbagh Srinagar who died at SKIMS Soura, a week after he was admitted there with COPD, RF with bilateral CAP, they said.
A 55-year-old man from Reshipora Bandipora also died at a hospital here, eleven days after being admitted.
Meanwhile, the official sources said that six deaths were reported from Jammu region including three from the J&K’s winter capital and one each from Rajouri, Udhampur and Doda districts.
Among others, the victims include an 80-year-old man from Durgan Nagar, a 70-year-old from Subash Nagar Jammu and a 76-year-old man from Makhanpur Bishnah.
Meanwhile, 878 fresh cases of COVID-19 were recorded in J&K in the past 24 hours - with 456 in Jammu and 422 in the Kashmir Valley," the officials said.
Jammu district reported the highest number of 252 new COVID-19 cases, followed by 156 cases in Srinagar district, they said.
The cumulative figure of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 79,106.
There are 15,460 active coronavirus cases, while 624,04 patients have recovered so far, they said. (With GNS Inputs)
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