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COVID-19: Nine more die in Kashmir, J&K toll climbs to 485 | KNO

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Srinagar, Aug 10 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir Monday recorded the death of nine more lives, all from Kashmir region, taking the total number of people who died of the dreaded virus in the UT to 485. Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that nine patients who died include a 47-year-old man from Rainawari, a 45-year-old man from Palpora, Srinagar, a 55-year-old man from Arampora, Ganderbal, a 65-year-old woman from Budgam, a 65-year- old man from Chidibugh Tral, a 70-year-old woman from, Buchoo Tral, an 85-year-old man from Palpora Kulgam, a 78-year-old man from Safa Kadal Srinagar and a 60-year-old man from Shalimar Srinagar. An official at SKIMS said that a 45-year-old man from Palpora, Srinagar who was admitted on 21 July died on Monday. He further said that a 55-year-old man from Arampora Ganderbal who was admitted on 06 August died on Monday. An official from SMHS told KNO that a 47-year-old man from Rainawari Srinagar who was admitted with bilateral pneumonia on August 1 died on Sunday late night. He added that a 65-year-old woman from Budgam who was admitted on 23 July with bilateral pneumonia died on Monday morning. He added that a 65-year-old man from Tral who was admitted on August 1 with bilateral pneumonia died on Monday. He further added that a 70-year-old woman from Buchoo, Tral who was admitted with community acquired pneumonia died late last night. A 60-year-old man from Shalimar was admitted with pneumonia on 05 August died on Monday, he said, adding that a 78-year-old man from Braripora Safa Kadal Srinagar who was admitted on August 1 with blood pressure, hypertension and viral pneumonia also died on Monday. An official from District hospital Kulgam said that an 85-year-old man from Palpora Kulgam who was brought to hospital in a very sick condition on Sunday and was kept on Oxygen. However his condition deteriorated further and he died a few hours after being admitted at the hospital, he said, adding that he tested positive for the Covid. “The patient was suffering from Diabetes, hypertension and other ailments,” the official told KNO With nine more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached to 485 including 449 from Kashmir division and 35 from Jammu division—(KNO)

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