Seven more people die overnight from Covid in J&K

Srinagar: The deadly COVID-19 on Friday claimed seven more lives including a police Sub-Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir, thus taking the toll of deaths due to the virus in the Union Territory to 375.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that seven patients who died include a 70-year-old male from Dragmulla Kupwara, a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama, a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khanda Budgam, a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar, a 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar, a 57-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar and a 56-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu.

An official from SKIMS Soura said that a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar who was admitted on 19 July died on Friday.

He added that a 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar who was admitted on 18 July also died today.

He further added that a 57-year-old man from Rainawari Srinagar who was admitted on 26 July also died on Friday.

An official from SMHS said that a 70-year-old man from Dragmulla Kupwara who was admitted with bilateral Pneumonia and was tested positive after death.

An official from JVC Bemina said that a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama who was admitted on 28 July died during night at around 12 am.

An official from CD hospital said that a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khanda Budgam, posted in Police Station Awantipora who was admitted on 30 July died on Friday at 3:55 am.

He was having complaints of breathlessness, fever and respiratory distress and was referred from DH Pulwama on Thursday, he said.

An official from GMC Jammu told KNO that a 56-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu who was admitted with respiratory distress a week ago died on Thursday and was tested positive for COVID-19 after death.

With seven more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached to 375 including 348 from Jammu division and 27 from Kashmir division.

—(KNO)

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