COVID-19 claims seven more lives, J&K toll 697

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SRINAGAR — Seven persons died due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the fatality count to 697.

Official sources said that among the victims, three were residents of Jammu district while two others were from Srinagar and one each from Ganderbal and Bandipora district respectively.

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A 70-year-old woman from Nadihal Bandipora died at SKIMS Bemina, 13 days after she was admitted to one of the exclusive facilities for the management of COVID-19 patients here.

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A 40-year-old man from Gousia Colony Bemina who was admitted SMHS hospital on August 26 as a case of bilateral community acquired pneumonia died this afternoon, they said.

A 47-year-old woman from Prem Nagar Jammu, who was admitted to GMC Jammu on August 28 and was diagnosed with “bilateral CAP, ARDS, DKA and Old Kocks” died at 8:30 hours, a doctor at GMC Jammu said.

Last night, two women—one of them a 55-year-old woman from Khour Pallanwalla and another a 46-year-old from Chak Arnia died at GMC Hospital Jammu.

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An officer of health department Ganderbal said that a 56-year-old man from Shaikh Zoo Wakoora who was diagnosed with bilateral CAP and hypertension died at a hospital in Srinagar.

A 57-year-old from Drass Kargil who was admitted to SKIMS Soura on August 26 died this evening.

With these deaths, 697 persons have died due to the virus—63 from Jammu and 634 from the Valley.

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