SRINAGAR: As Covid-19 cases continue to be on the rise Jammu and Kashmir, 36 more people succumbed to the virus in J&K since last evening, bringing the total number of people killed by the virus to 2598.
Nineteen of the new fatalities, they said, occurred at GMC Jammu, with the rest being treated in various hospitals in the Kashmir Valley.
Among others, the victims include a 61-year-old man from Dalgate Srinagar who died 12 days after he was admitted to SMHS hospital.
A 78-year-old man from Rambail Pora, Anantnag, died at CD hospital, four days after he was admitted to one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley.
A 70-year-old man died at GMC Anantnag, three days after he was admitted there.
A 60-year-old man from Naibasti died within few hours of his admission to GMC, they said.
A 70-year-old man from S K Colony Anantnag died three days after he was admitted to GMC Anantnag
A 55-year-old woman from Boniyar Baramulla died due to cardiopulmonary arrest while suffering from severe Covid Pneumonia with HTN with T2DM, they said.
A 72-year-old man from Janglatmandi died two days after he was admitted to the facility, they said.
The other victims include an 80-year-old from Pulwama, a 68-year-old man from Makhdoom Sahib Srinagar, a 70-year-old man from Babhara Pulwama, an 80-year-old woman from Pinglish Tral, A 68-year-old man from Mallabagh Srinagar, A 65-year-old from Illahibagh Srinagar, 80-year-old man from Safapora Ganderbal, a 60-year-old man from Illahi-Bagh, and a septuagenarian man from Sumbal Bandipora.
The number of cases and deaths in J-K has been steadily increasing. The government announced on Thursday that 4926 new positive cases had been reported, bringing the total number of positive cases to 201511.
On May 6, a total of 52 Covid-19 deaths were also confirmed. 41666 cases are active positive, with 14686 in Jammu and 26980 in Kashmir.