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Doctor among 3 more die of COVID-19 in Kashmir, toll 468


Srinagar: A doctor was among three more persons who died due to Covid-19 in Kashmir since Saturday evening, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus to 468 in J&K, officials said.

They said that the 45-year-old doctor who was admitted at SKIMS Soura for some time died at around 6:50 a.m.


A resident of Konibal Pampore, the doctor’s demise has been widely mourned and some of his colleagues described his death as a great loss to the society.

“He was very humble and a great human being who would go extra mile in helping people. In him we have lost a great colleague and society an asset,” said a colleague of the doctor.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old woman from Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district too died at the tertiary care hospital. Official sources said that she was having underlying ailments and had recently tested positive for the virus.

Also, a 70-year-old woman from Pattan area of the Baramulla district who was suffering from “multiple problems” and had tested positive for Covid-19 recently died at SMHS hospital here.

Admitted on August 8, the woman was suffering from “T2DM, hypertension and bilateral pneumonia,” they said.

So far, 434 from Kashmir while 34 from Jammu division have become victims of Coronavirus.

Srinagar district with 150 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (82), Budgam (34), Anantnag (32), Kulgam (30), Pulwama (30), Kupwara (27), Shopian (24), Jammu (23), Bandipora (18), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua. (GNS inputs)