COVID-19: Police officer among 7 more die in Kashmir, toll 373
Srinagar: The deadly COVID-19 on Friday claimed seven more lives including a police Sub-Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir, thus taking the death toll due to the virus in the Union Territory to 373.
Officials said that seven patients who died include a 70-year-old male from Dragmulla Kupwara, a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama, a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khanda Budgam, a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar, a 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar, a 57-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar and a 56-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu.
An official from SKIMS Soura said that a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar who was admitted on 19 July died on Friday.
He added that a 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar who was admitted on 18 July also died today.
Also, a 57-year-old man from Rainawari Srinagar who was admitted on 26 July too passed away today.
An official from SMHS said that a 70-year-old man from Dragmulla Kupwara who was admitted with bilateral Pneumonia and was tested positive after his death.
At SKIMS Bemina, a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama who was admitted on 28 July died during the night.
An official from CD hospital said that a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khanda Budgam, posted in Police Station Awantipora who was admitted on 30 July died on Friday at 3:55 am.
He was having complaints of breathlessness, fever and respiratory distress and was referred from district hospital Pulwama on Thursday, he said.
An official from GMC Jammu said that a 56-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu who was admitted with respiratory distress a week ago died on Thursday and was tested positive for COVID-19 after death.
With seven more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached to 375 including 346 from Kashmir division and 27 from Jammu division. (KNO inputs)