SRINAGAR: COVID-19, a deadly virus on Thursday claimed nine more lives including a former MLC in J&K, taking the total number of deaths due to the dreaded virus to 677 in the Union Territory.
An official told the news agency KNO that nine patients who died include a former MLC from Kathua district of Jammu, an elderly woman from Gadi Garh area of Jammu, a 95-year-old man from Jawahar Nagar Srinagar, a 60-year-old male from FatehKadal Srinagar, a 45-year-old woman from Pandach Srinagar, a 58-year-old woman from Hajan Pulwama, a 56-year-old woman from Waterwani Budgam, a 45-year-old woman from KhanSahib Budgam and a 56-year-old male from Narbal Budgam.
He said that two persons including former MLC from Kathua district and an elderly woman from Gadi Garh area of Jammu died of COVID-19 on Thursday in Jammu
He said that the former MLC was admitted at a Hospital in Kathua after he developed health-related issues and he breathed his last during intervening night.
An official from SMHS Srinagar said that a patient from Khan Sahib Budgam who was admitted on 25 August as a case of hypertension and bilateral Pneumonia, a patient from Narbal Budgam who was admitted with hypertension, chronic kidney disease and Pneumonia on 25 August and a patient from Fateh Kadal who was admitted on 17 August with CKD, CAD and bilateral Pneumonia died at SMHS on Thursday.
An official from SKIMS Soura said that a patient from Pandach Srinagar who was admitted on 25 August, a patient from Kangan Pulwama who was admitted on 18 August and a patient from Waterwani Budgam who was admitted on 19 August died on Thursday.
An official from CD hospital said that a patient from Jawahar Nagar Srinagar who was admitted on 13 August died on Wednesday evening.
With seven more deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 677 including 621 from Kashmir division and 56 from Jammu division.