SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir reported eleven more COVID-19 deaths in last 24-hours, taking the fatality count to 1245.
Five among those who succumbed to the virus were from Kashmir Valley including a 33-year-old woman from Chadoora Budgam and 72-year-old former divisional forest officer who launched a political party after retirement.
The septuagenarian was a resident of Zakura Habak Srinagar and died at SKIMS Soura, ten days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.
A senior doctor at the hospital told news agency GNS that he was suffering from hypertension, type-2 diabetes mellitus and bilateral community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
“He died due to cardiopulmonary arrest.”
Regarding the 33-year-old woman, official sources said she died at CD hospital Srinagar where she was admitted on October 3.
Also a 62-year-old man from Rajbagh Srinagar who died at SKIMS Soura, a week after he was admitted there with COPD, RF with bilateral CAP, they said.
A 55-year-old man from Reshipora Bandipora also died at a hospital here, eleven days after being admitted.
Meanwhile, the official sources said that six deaths were reported from Jammu region including three from the J&K’s winter capital and one each from Rajouri, Udhampur and Doda districts.
Among others, the victims include an 80-year-old man from Durgan Nagar, a 70-year-old from Subash Nagar Jammu and a 76-year-old man from Makhanpur Bishnah.
With these deaths, 1245 people have died due to virus and include 863 from Valley and 382 from Jammu.