Jammu & Kashmir reports six more COVID-19 deaths

Kashmir Valley on Monday reported six more deaths due to covid-19, five from the Valley and one from Jammu died since last night.

Official sources said that a 62-year-old woman from Nawa Bazar area of Srinagar’s Old City died at SKIMS today.

They said a 65-year-old from SK colony Anantnag and a patient from Rawalpora Srinagar also died due to the virus.

Regarding the sexagenarian from SK Colony, they said, she was a diabetic, hypertensive and had bilateral pneumonia. She passed away at SMHS hospital here, they added.

Earlier three persons, two from the Valley and one from Jammu died due to the pestilence.

One among the victims was a 65-year-old from New Colony Sopore who died at Sub District hospital Sopore in the north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The elderly man had tested positive after his rapid antigen test was done at Bandipora on July 31, they said.

“Today morning the man was shifted to SDH Sopore with spO2 below 70. He was gasping and breathed his last,” they said. “The patient was having co-morbidities with Hypertension and type 2 diabetes,” they added.

Meanwhile, an 85-year-old man from Safa Kadal Srinagar died at SKIMS Soura while a 60-year-old man from Simbal Morh in Miran Sahib area of Jammu tested positive last evening, nearly 24 hours after his death in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, the sources added.