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J&K records 8th COVID-19 death; victim is elderly woman from Rainawari


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded eighth death due to COVID-19 as a septuagenarian woman from Rainawari Srinagar died at a hospital here on Tuesday.

With underlying ailments, the woman had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Monday.


Confirming it, Medical Superintendent Chest Disease hospital Dalgate Dr Saleem Tak said that the elderly woman was suffering from various ailments.

“She was diabetic, hypertensive and had other comorbidities,” he said.  

With the woman’s death, the number of fatalities due to the virus has gone up to 8—seven in Kashmir and one in Jammu.  

Meanwhile, fifteen more people tested positive of the coronavirus in Kashmir, taking the number of the Covid-19 patients in J&K to 561.

Official sources told GNS that among them, 10 were confirmed at Viral Diagnostic Lab of SKIMS Soura and include five from Baramulla, four from Shopian and one from Kupwara.

Five other cases were confirmed at the COVID-19 testing laboratory at Chest Disease hospital Dalgate and include four from Anantnag district and one Pulwama. (GNS)