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COVID-19: KAS officer, SI among 15 die in J&K, toll 383 | KNO

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Srinagar, July 31 (KNO): The deadly COVID-19 on Friday claimed fifteen more lives including a KAS officer and a police Sub-Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir, thus taking the total toll of deaths due to the virus in the Union Territory to 383. Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that fifteen 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, a 56-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu, a 75-year-old man from Arigam Tral, a 55-year-old woman from Fatah Kadal, a senior Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officer, a 75-year-old woman from Zakoora Srinagar, an old-aged man from Peerbagh Srinagar, a 70-year-old woman from Sonwar Srinagar, a 70-year-old woman from Gulistan Bala Baramulla and a 32-year-old Woman from Bahu Fort Jammu. A senior official from JVC Bemina said that the senior KAS officer who was admitted in the hospital few days before also died on Friday. He said that he was admitted on 14 July and died due to Cardiopulmonary arrest. “He was suffering from diabetes and other ailments,” he said. The officer was presently posted as Special Secretary Social Welfare department. 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. "A 75-year-old woman from Zakoora area of Srinagar who was admitted on 30 July and was tested positive after her death," he said. 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. He said that a 55-year-old woman from Fatah Kadal Srinagar who was admitted few days before with multiple ailments, died on Friday. He further added that an old-aged man from Peerbagh Srinagar who was admitted on 28 July with bilateral Pneumonia was tested positive after his death. "A 70-year-old lady from Sonwar Srinagar who was admitted on 29 July with bilateral pneumonia was also declared positive after death," he said, adding that a 70-year-old woman from Gulistan Bala Baramulla who was admitted with bilateral Pneumonia on 27 July died on Friday and was tested positive after her death. An official from JVC Bemina said that a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama who was admitted on 28 July died at mid-night. He further added that a 75-year-old man from from Arigam Tral who was admitted on 22 July died on Friday. An official from CD hospital said that a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khandah 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. He said that a 32-year-old woman from Bahu Fort area of Jammu who died at home and her swab for COVID-19 was taken, which came positive after her death. With 15 more deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 383 including 355 from Kashmir division and 28 from Jammu division—(KNO)

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