Covid-19 Claims 19 More Lives, J&K Toll 916

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 19 covid-19 related deaths in last 24-hours, taking its fatality count to 916.

Official said that while 14 of the casualties were reported from Jammu, five were from Kashmir Valley.

The deaths from Valley, they said, include a 60-year-old woman from Kangan Ganderbal , a 70-year-old woman from Bohri Kadal Srinagar, a 52-year-old woman from Tangdar Kupwara, a 65-year-old from HMT Srinagar and a 55-year-old from Hawal Srinagar.

Two among the 14 persons from Jammu division died in Srinagar hospitals and includes a 68-year-old from Banihal who succumbed at CD hospital, a day after he was admitted in one of the exclusive facilities for the management of covid-19 patients. The another victim, a 45-year-old man from Batawote Ramban died at SKIMS Soura where he was admitted on August 8 as a case of Diagnosis a case of “CA Oesophagus with Metastasis  with Severe Covid Pneumonia with encephalopathy with sepsis with shock.”

The fatalities from Jammu division includes an 82-year-old man and a 52-year-old man from  Nanak Nagar besides 5 other victims from winter capital of J&K as well as two persons each from Udhampur and Doda and one from Kathua. With these deaths, the death count has reached 916 in J&K. (GNS)

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