COVID claims 18 more lives in JK, toll reaches 1,005

Srinagar: In the last 24 hours, Jammu and Kashmir reported 18 new deaths due to COVID, taking its fatality count to 1,005, officials said on Sunday.

They said that nine deaths each were reported from Kashmir valley and Jammu division.

Four of the deaths were reported from SKIMS Soura while others were reported from SMHS and CD hospital.

Officials said a 60-year-old woman from Veerinag Anantnag died four days after she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, and a 56-year-old man from New Qazi Bagh Anantnag died, five days after he was admitted to the hospital.

Two other persons who died at SKIMS include a 50-year-old man from Sangam Anantnag and a 68-year-old man from Firdous Colony Buchpora Srinagar.

The other deaths include a 60-year-old woman from Trakanjan Boniyar Baramulla who died at SMHS hospital, they said, a day after being admitted.

A 75-year-old woman from Habba Kadal died at the SMHS hospital, 12 days after she was admitted and diagnosed with bilateral Community-Acquired Pneumonia, the official said.

Two more persons, a woman from Parnewa Budgam, admitted with bilateral CAP on September 16 and a 66-year-old man from Narabal Magam, admitted with bilateral CAP on September 16, also died at SMHS hospital.

An 80-year-old man from Hazratbal Srinagar died at CD hospital, four days after he was admitted there, they added.

Meanwhile, regarding nine deaths from Jammu division, they said, three victims were from Jammu district, two from Kishtwar and one each from Rajouri, Udhampur, Kathua and Doda.


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