21-year-old among 14 more fall victim to COVID-19 in J&K

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COVID-19 Outbreak Updates

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir reported 14 more COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 968.

Among the fatalities, 10 were from Jammu and four from Kashmir including a 21-year-old youth from south Kashmir, official sources said.

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Regarding the youth, they said, he was a resident of Ladoo Kulgam and was admitted to SKIMS Soura on September 11 after he had fallen from height and turned out to be COVID-19 positive later.

“He had cardiopulmonary arrest at 2 AM,” a doctor at SKIMS Soura said.

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A 56-year-old woman from Kaloosa Bandipora died at SKIMS Bemina where she was admitted on September 2, official sources said.

A 58-year-old man from Dalgate, they said, was brought to SMHS Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead and on testing, he turned out to be COVID-19 positive.

A 67-year-old man from Alochi Bagh Srinagar died, nearly a fortnight after he was admitted to CD Hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of COVID-19 patients in the Valley.

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The deaths from Jammu among others includes a 70-year-old from Arnia RS Pora, a 65-year-old man from Shastri Nagar Jammu, a 70-year-old woman from Janipur, a 70-year-old from Talab Tillo, a 60-year-old from Green enclave Rehordi Jammu, an 83-year-old from Gandhi Nagar, a 60-year-old from Bakshi Nagar, an 84-year-old man from Nai Basti Satwari and a 52-year-old from the same area.

With these deaths, 968 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K so far.

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