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Doctor among eight more die of COVID in Kashmir, JK toll reaches 476 | KNO

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Srinagar, Aug 09 (KNO): The deadly COVID-19 on Sunday claimed eight more lives including a doctor in Kashmir valley, taking the total number of deaths to 476 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that eight patients who died include a 65-year-old woman from Pattan Baramulla, a 45-old doctor from Pampore, an 80-year-old woman from Hawal Srinagar, a 70-year-old man from Magam Budgam, an 85-year-old woman from Buchpora Srinagar, a 65-year-old man from Lal Bazar Srinagar, a 63-year-old man from Parade Jammu and a 65-year-old man from Kupwara. An official from SKIMS said that the 45-year-old doctor from Konibal Pampore who was admitted at SKIMS on 25 July died on Sunday. "He was posted at district hospital Pulwama and was suffering from liver ailments," he said. He further added that the 80-year-old woman from Hawal, Srinagar who was admitted on 25 July died on Sunday. "The 85-year-old woman from Buchpora, Srinagar who was admitted on 31 July died on Saturday evening."he said, adding that a 65-year-old man from Lal Bazar Srinagar who was admitted on 04 August died on Sunday evening. An official from SMHS told KNO that the 65-year-old woman from Tangmarg who was admitted on Saturday morning also died today. He added that a 65-year-old woman from Pattan Baramulla who was admitted on Saturday with hypertension, diabetes and pneumonia died on Sunday. An official from CD hospital said that a 65-year-old man from Kupwara died hours after being referred from SMHS on Sunday. An official from CD hospital Jammu said that a 63-year-old man from Parade Jammu who was admitted on 07 August with diabetes and other ailments died on Sunday. With eight more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached to 476 including 441 from Kashmir division and 35 from Jammu division—(KNO)

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