103-Yr-Old Becomes Oldest To Die From Covid-19 in J&K

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Srinagar: A 103-year-old woman on Thursday became the oldest coronavirus victim and was among nine persons to succumb to the deadly virus in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours.

Kashmir Valley reported six more deaths due to Covid-19, while the infection consumed three more lives in Jammu division, officials said.

The elderly woman belonged to Zazbugh Budgam and died at SKIMS Soura last night, five days after she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, they said.

Besides her, the other victims from Valley included two residents of Baramulla while one each belonged to Srinagar, Ganderbal and Kupwara districts respectively, they said.

Among others the victims include a 56-year-old man from Machil Kupwara who died at SMHS hospital, a week after he was admitted there.

The victim from Srinagar was an 80-year-old man from Lal Bazar Srinagar and died at Skims Soura, 12 days after he was admitted there.

A 70-year-old man from Boniyar Uri died six days after he was admitted with bilateral community acquired pneumonia while the victim from Ganderbal was a 75-year-old woman from Sonamarg, who died three days after being admitted to the hospital.

Three deaths were reported from Jammu division and include two from the winter capital of the J&K and one from Kishtwar district.

With these deaths, the fatality count in J&K has reached 1560.

J&K Reports 617 New Corona Cases

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir reported 617 new covid-19 infections including 39 travelers and eight troopers in last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 100968, officials said on Thursday.

226 of these cases were report from Jammu Division and 391 from Kashmir Valley.

Giving the district wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 153 cases, Baramulla 62, Budgam 43, Pulwama 18, Kupwara 22, Anantnag 34, Bandipora 29, Ganderbal 22, Kulgam 6, Shopian 2, Jammu 93, Rajouri 9, Udhampur 35, Doda 15, Kathua 16, Poonch 8, Samba 8, Kishtwar 22, Ramban 13 and Reasi 7.

Meanwhile, 511 more Covid-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—236 from Jammu Division and 275 from Kashmir Valley.

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