103-Year-Old Woman Becomes J&K’s Oldest Covid-19 Victim, Toll Reaches 1560

SRINAGAR: A 103-year-old woman has become the Jammu and Kashmir’s oldest coronavirus victim and was among nine persons to succumb to the pestilence in last 24 hours in J&K, officials said on Thursday.

While six deaths were reported from Kashmir Valley, three others who succumbed to the infection were from Kashmir Valley, the official’s news agency GNS.

The elderly woman belonged to Zazbugh Budgam and died at SKIMS Soura last night, five days after she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, they said.

Besides her, the other victims from Valley included two residents of Baramulla while one each belonged to Srinagar, Ganderbal and Kupwara districts respectively, they said.

Among others, the victims include a 56-year-old man from Machil Kupwara who died at SMHS hospital, a week after he was admitted there.

The victim from Srinagar was an 80-year-old man from Lal Bazar Srinagar and died at Skims Soura, 12 days after he was admitted there.

A 70-year-old man from Boniyar Uri died six days after he was admitted with bilateral community-acquired pneumonia while victim from Ganderbal was a 75-year-old woman from Sonamarg Ganderbal who died three days after admitted to the hospital.

Three deaths were reported from Jammu division and include two from the winter capital of the J&K and one from Kishtwar district. With these deaths, the fatality count in J&K has reached 1560.


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