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COVID: CRPF trooper among 7 more die in J&K, death toll 640

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Srinagar: A paramilitary CRPF trooper was among seven more persons who died due to Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday evening, taking the fatality count to 640 in J&K.

Among the casualties, six were from Kashmir while one, a 53-year-old from Bakshi Nagar Jammu who was admitted in the Government Medical College (GMC) with multiple problems, died last evening. 


Sources said that a 45-year-old CRPF man from 162 battalion, who was posted at Humhama Budgam, died at SKIMS Soura six days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

A 46-year-old man from Sumbal Bandipora, who was also admitted to the hospital on August 2 died Tuesday morning, they said.

Also, a 52-year-old man from Soura died at the tertiary care hospital, ten days after he was admitted and diagnosed with multiple underlying ailments. 

A 95-year-old man from Srinagar died four days after he was admitted to CD hospital.

According to a doctor at the hospital he was suffering from severe Covid19 pneumonia with hypertension, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and BPH. He was declared dead at 12:40 a.m., the doctor added.

An 80-year-old Covid-19 positive woman having multiple ailments died at district hospital Pulwama. 

A 65-year-old woman from Srinagar died at SMHS hospital, eight days after she was admitted to the hospital with bilateral community acquired pneumonia. 

With these deaths, 640 people have died in Jammu and Kashmir—48 from Jammu division and 592 from Valley with around 200 from Srinagar. (GNS inputs)