COVID19 claims 13 more lives in J&K, toll 619

Srinagar: Thirteen more patients who were tested positive for COVID-19, died in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, thus taking the toll of deaths due to the virus to 619 in the Union Territory.

An official told the news agency–Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that 13 patients who died include a 79-year-old woman from Kralgund Kupwara, a 75-year-old man from Bemina Srinagar, a 56-year-old pharmacist from Ashmuqam Anantnag, a 16-year-old girl from Devsar Kulgam, a 73-year-old man from Sopore Baramulla, a 62-year-old man from Alamgari Bazar Srinagar, a 68-year-old man from Khawajabagh Baramulla, a 63-year-old woman from Bemina Srinagar, a 40-year-old man from Chanapora Srinagar, a 60-year-old woman from Kishtwar, a 70-year-old man from Marh Jammu, a 70-year-old man from Samba and a 45-year-old man from Poonch.

An official from SKIMS Soura said that a 56-year-old Pharmacist posted at SDH Seer Anantnag who was admitted at SKIMS Soura on 19 August died on Saturday.

He added that a patient from Kralgund Kupwara who was admitted on 21 August, a 75-year-old patient from Bemina Srinagar who was admitted on 05 August, a 16-year-old girl from Devsar Kulgam who was admitted on 02 August, a patient from Sopore who was admitted on 09 August, a patient from Alamgari Bazar Srinagar who was admitted on 06 August and a patient from Khawajabagh Baramulla who was admitted on 07 August died on Saturday.

He further added that recent reports of patient from Alamgari Bazar and Khawajabagh Baramulla turned negative.

An official from SKIMS JVC Bemina said that a woman from Bemina who was admitted on 10 August died on Saturday.

An official from SMHS Srinagar said that a patient from Chanapora Srinagar who died hours after being admitted with bilateral Pneumonia on Saturday.

He added that patient was tested positive through rapid antigent test.

An official from GMC Jammu said that a 60-year-old woman from Kishtwar, a 70-year-old man from Marh Jammu, a 70-year-old man from Samba and a 45-year-old man from Poonch who were suffering from multiple ailments and were undergoing treatment from last many days died at GMC on Saturday.

With 13 more deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 619 including 574 from Kashmir division and 45 from Jammu division –(KNO)

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