SRINAGAR: A 21-year-old youth was among 21 more people who succumbed to covid-19 in last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking its fatality count to 989.
Official sources told news agency GNS among the victims, seven were residents of Kashmir and 14 from Jammu division.
Among the fatalities from Jammu includes a 68-year-old woman from Gadigarh Jammu, a 57-year-old woman from Rehari Colony, a 55-year-old from Surankote Poonch, a 21-year-old youth from Ramgarh and a 60-year-old from Janipur, they said.
The victims, among others from Kashmir Valley include a 45-year-old man from Stadium Colony Baramulla who with was diagnosed with “T2DM, HTN and B/L CAP” by doctors at SMHS hospital where he succumbed a week after being admitted.
They said a 40-year-old man from Hawal Srinagar, admitted to SMHS hospital on September 10 and diagnosed with B/L CAP died today.
A 67-year-old woman from Kandiyal Gurez in Bandipora district died at SKIMS Bemina, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley. She was admitted to the facility on September 15, they said.
A 60-year-old man from Anchidor Anantnag and a 67-year-old man from Bagwanpora Lal bazar died at CD hospital, also among the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley.
With these deaths the toll due to the pestilence in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 989.