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COVID: 70-year-old man battling cancer dies in Srinagar, JK toll 469

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Srinagar: A 70-year-old man from central Kashmir’s Budgam district become another victim of COVID, fourth since last night and 469th so far in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday.

They said that the man was battling cancer and had been operated recently. “He had metastasis and was admitted to the hospital recently,” a doctor at SKIMS Bemina, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of COVID patients in Kashmir valley.

Earlier, a senior doctor was among three persons who lost the battle to the virus. Officials said that the 45-year-old doctor who was admitted at SKIMS Soura died at around 6:15 am.

A resident of Konibal Pampore, the doctor’s demise has been widely mourned and some of his colleagues who spoke to a local news agency GNS described his death as a great loss to the society.

Srinagar district with 150 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla 82, Budgam 35, Anantnag 32, Kulgam 30, Pulwama 30, Kupwara 27,  Shopian 24, Jammu 23, Bandipora 18, Ganderbal 7, two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua.

On Saturday evening, the JK administration informed that 463 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus were detected, thus taking the total number of infections to 24390.

The erstwhile state also reported 10 fresh COVID deaths. Moreover, 449 more COVID patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 181 from Jammu and 268 from Kashmir.

According to the daily bulletin, out of 24390 positive cases, 7264 are Active Positive, 16667 have recovered and 459 have died- 34 in Jammu and 425 in Kashmir division.

The bulletin further said that out of 706780 test results available, 682390 samples have been tested as negative till August 08, 2020.


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