Attendees of COVID-19 patients scramble for oxygen cylinders at a hospital in Srinagar on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (Photo: KM/Umar Ganie)

Srinagar: The death toll due to Coronavirus has crossed 500 in Jammu and Kashmir as 15 more patients who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died on Wednesday.

The overall death toll due to the virus has reached 507.

Officials said that 15 patients who died include a 25-year-old man from Dangiwachi Baramulla, a 78-year-old man from Lal Bazar Srinagar, a 60-year-old man from Alastang Ganderbal, a 65-year-old woman from Khanyar, a 68-year-old man from Rainawari, a 60-year-old man from Nawabazar, a 70-year-old lady from Rafiabad Baramulla, a 65-year-old man from Chadoora Budgam, a 70-year-old man from Kralagund Handwara, a 62-year-old lady from Eidgah Srinagar, a 54-year-old woman from Harwan Srinagar, a 60-year-old man from Bagtore Gurez, an 80-year-old Woman from Murran Pulwama, a 70-year-old man from Marhama Anantnag and a 50-year-old woman from Larkipora Anantnag.

An official at SKIMS said that a 25-year-old man from Dangiwachi Baramulla who was admitted on 11 August died on Wednesday. He said that a 78-year-old man from Lal Bazar Srinagar who was admitted on 24 July also died on Wednesday.

A 60-year-old man from Alstang Ganderbal who was admitted on 27 July died on Tuesday evening. He further added that a 65-year-old woman from Khanyar Srinagar who was admitted on 11 August also died on Wednesday.

An official from SMHS said that a 68-year-old-man from Rainawari who was admitted on August 6 with COPD, bilateral Pneumonia and other ailments died on Wednesday.

He added that a 60-year-old man from Nawabazar Srinagar who was admitted on August 4 with Pneumonia died on Wednesday.

The patient from Chadoora was admitted on August 3 with bilateral Pneumonia while as patient from Qazi Abad Kralgund Handwara was admitted on August 6 with Pneumonia and both died on Wednesday.

He further added that a patient from Rafiabad Baramulla who was admitted on July 9 with Hypertension and bilateral Pneumonia and a woman from Eidgah who was admitted on July 7 also died on Wednesday.

An official from CD hospital Srinagar said that a 54-year-old woman from Harwan here who was admitted on August 4 too died on Wednesday.

An official from Bandipora said that a 60-year-old man from Bagtore, Gurez died on the way to Srinagar after being referred from Gurez hospital and was tested positive through a rapid antigen test.

An official from District hospital Pulwama said that a 78-year-old lady from Murran area of Pulwama died on Wednesday.

An official from GMC Anantnag said that a 70-year-old man from Marhama Anantnag and a 50-year-old woman from Larkipora Anantnag who were undergoing treatment from past many days died on Tuesday.

With 15 fresh deaths, the death toll due to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 507 including 470 from Kashmir division and 37 from Jammu division. (KNO inputs)

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