COVID-19 claims seven more lives, J&K toll 690

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir reported seven more deaths attributed to COVID-19 since overnight, taking the fatality count to 690, officials sources said on Saturday.

They said that among the victims, three belonged to Jammu division and four others to Kashmir Valley—two from Budgam and one each from Kupwara and Srinagar respectively.

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A 41-year-old woman from Alamgari Bazar Srinagar died at SKIMS Soura, ten days after she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, they said. “She was suffering from hypertension, hypothyroidism and bilateral community acquired pneumonia,” a doctor at SKIMS said, adding, “She died due to cardiac arrest at 9:50 AM today.”

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A 70-year-old resident of Khag Budgam who was diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes and bilateral CAP died due to cardiopulmonary arrest at 02:10 PM, 18 days after being admitted to the tertiary care hospital, the doctor added.

A 65-year-old woman from Kanipora Budgam died 15 days after she was admitted to CD Hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of COVID-19 patients here.

Officials from Kupwara district said that a 70-year-old resident of Tangdhar died at a Srinagar hospital late last night.

Sources said that three deaths were reported from Jammu division including one each from Jammu, Poonch and Doda.

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A 55-year-old woman from Bhaderwah died at Sub District hospital Bhaderwah where she was admitted on Saturday morning.

A 65-year-old woman from Kasblari Mankote died at hospital in Ludhiana, a senior health officer in Poonch said.

A 60-year-old man from Bhagwati Nagar Jammu died three days after he was admitted to GMC College Jammu, a senior doctor said.

He was suffering from hypertension, diabetes, CKD and Altered Sensorium besides bilateral CAP, the doctor said. “He died at 8:30 AM today,” the doctor added.

With these deaths, the fatality count in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 690—60 from Jammu and 630 from the Valley.

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