Five more lose battle to Covid-19 in J&K, death toll at 346

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir police today recorded five more coronavirus deaths, taking the number of people who died while fighting the deadly virus in the Union Territory to 346.

Health officials told NVI that the five patients who died include a 28-year-old woman from Bijbehara, Anantnag, a 52-year-old woman from Zalapora, Budgam, a 75-year-old woman from Wazir Bagh, Srinagar, a 65-year-old man from Mattan, Anantnag and a 79-year-old man from Talab Tillo, Jammu.

An official from SMHS, Srinagar said that a 52-year-old female from Zalapora, Budgam who was admitted with diabetes, hypertension and bilateral pneumonia died today.

He said that a 75-year-old woman from Wazeer Bagh, Srinagar who was admitted on July 27 with bilateral pneumonia and hypertension also died today. An official at SKIMS Soura said that a 65-year-old man from Mattan Anantnag, who was admitted on July 27 with pneumonia and hypertension passed away today.

An official from SKIMS Bemina (JVC) said that a 28-year-old lady from Bijbehara area of Anantnag who was admitted on July 14 died today.

An official from GMC Jammu said that a 79-year-old man from Talab Tillo, Jammu, who was admitted at CD hospital, Jammu on July 27 was later referred to GMC Jammu where he died last night. With five more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached 346 including 321 from Kashmir division and 25 from Jammu region.

-ARK