COVID-19: Death toll reaches 300 as 12 more loose fight with deadly virus in J&K | KNO

COVID-19: Death toll reaches 300 as 12 more loose fight with deadly virus in J&K | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 24 (KNO): The deadly novel Coronavirus on Friday claimed 12 more lives in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of people who died  due to the pandemic in the Union Territory to 300. Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that eight patients who died include a 75-year-old man from Saderbal Srinagar, a 65-year-old man from Maharaj Gunj Srinagar, a 65-year-old woman from Malaknag Anantnag, a 58-year-old IRP Sub Inspector from Jammu, a 68-year-old woman from Sopore, a 70-year-old male from Rainawari Srinagar, a 75-year-old Lady from Peerbagh Srinagar, a 60-year-old male patient from Khanyar Srinagar, an 80-year-old lady from Sarnal Anantanag, a 50-year old woman  from Tangmarg Baramulla, a 60-year old woman from Dab Ganderbal and a 44-year-old male from Karan Bagh Satwari Jammu. An official from SKIMS said that a patient from Saderbal was admitted on July 08 with multiple ailments and he died on Friday morning. Sources at SMHS said that a 65-year-old patient from Maharaj Gung, presently living at Kraltang Rajouri Kadal who was admitted on July 20 with bilateral Pneumonia and was tested positive on 22 July died on Friday. They said that a patient from Sopore who was admitted on July 21 with bilateral Pneumonia died at SMHS on Thursday and was tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. They further added that a 60-year-old man from Khanyar who was admitted on 21 July with community acquired pneumonia died last evening and was tested positive on Friday. The health officials said that a 60-year old lady from Dab Ganderbal who was admitted with hypertension and pneumonia on 18 July died on Friday evening. "A 50 year old lady from Tangmarg Baramulla who was admitted on 23 July with multiple ailments died on Friday and was tested positive for covid-19 after her death," They added. A health official at GMC Anantnag said that a 65-year-old woman from Malaknag Anantnag who was admitted on July 22 died at GMC Anantnag on Friday morning. He said the patient was suffering from hypertension, pneumonia and other ailments. He further added that an 80 year old lady from Sarnal Anantnag who was admitted on July 19 with bilateral pneumonia, hypertension died at GMC on Friday. Officials from GMC Jammu told KNO that a 58-year-old IRP Sub Inspector from Gandhi Nagar who was admitted on July 22 and tested positive for the virus, breathed his last at GMC on Friday. He further added that a 44-year-old shopkeeper from who was shitted from CD hospital to isolation ward of GMC Jammu on 23 July with fever, cough, haemoptysis and respiratory distress died on Friday at around 6:30 pm. An official at SKIMS Bemina (JVC) said that a 75-year-old lady from Peerbagh Srinagar who was admitted on July 14 after testing positive for COVID-19 died on Friday. An official from CD hospital said that a 70-year old man from Rainawari who was tested positive for COVID-19, died hours after he was admitted at CD hospital on Friday. With twelve more deaths, the death toll due to COVID-19 has reached to 300 in J&K including 278 from Kashmir division and 22 from Jammu division—(KNO)