Covid-19: CRPF man among 7 new deaths in J&K; toll 453

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): A CRPF man was among the seven people who have died due to coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of Covid-related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir to 453.

Of the total deaths, 420 have been reported from Kashmir region and 33 from Jammu division, health officials said.

Officials said that the seven people who have died of the deadly virus includes a 60-year-old woman from Sopore Baramulla, a 55-year-old man from Churrsoo, Awantipora, Anantnag district, a 65-year-old woman from Sarnal, Anantnag, a 32-year-old man from Hawal, Srinagar, a 60-year-old man from HMT Srinagar, a 65-year-old woman from Dalgate, Srinagar and a 65-year-old man from Hawal Srinagar.

An official from SKIMS said that a 60-year-old woman from Sopore who was admitted on July 31 with hypertension, diabetes, septic shock and bilateral pneumonia died on Thursday evening.

He said that a 55-year-old man from Chursoo area of Awantipora who was admitted on July 31 passed away this morning. He further added that a 65-year-old woman from Sarnal, Anantnag who was admitted on August 6 also died today.

A 32-year-old CRPF man of 179 Battalion posted in Sopore area of Baramulla district also died at SKIMS who was tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, the official added.

An official from GMC Srinagar said that a 60-year-old man from HMT Srinagar who was admitted on August 3 died on Friday.

He further stated that a 65-year-old woman from Dalgate, Srinagar, who was admitted on August 5 with bilateral pneumonia, diabetes and other ailments have also died.

In addition to this, an official from CD hospital said that a 65-year-old man from Hawal, Srinagar, who was admitted at CD hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 died on Friday.

He added that his second report came negative, however, a report of his third sample is awaited.

-CHK