COVID_19 claims two more lives in J&K, tally reaches 287

A 58-year-old man from Jammu and a 65-year-old Anantnag woman died due to covid-19 on Friday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 287.

With this death, the number of people who have succumbed to the virus today has reached two.

An official said that the man was admitted at the isolation ward of GMC Jammu on 22 July. “ He expired at 10:15 am today. His body has been shifted to a mortuary,” said the official, adding that the deceased was an assistant sub-inspector of police and was the resident of Greater Kailash.

Meanwhile, official sources told said that a 65-year-old woman from Malaknag area of Anantnag having underlying ailments like rheumatoid arthritis, pneumonia and hypertension was admitted to the Government Medical College Anantnag on July 22.

“She was covid-19 positive and died early today,” a senior doctor at GMC Anantnag said.

So far 266 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 21 in Jammu division.