8 new fatalities take death toll due to virus to 254

Srinagar, July 20: Kashmir Valley on Monday reported eight more deaths attributed to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the microbe to 254 in J&K.

Those who succumbed to the virus include a 60-year-old man from Tankipora, 70-year-old-man from Zoonimar, a 65 year-old resident from Zakura area, a 65-year-old woman from Shadimarg Pulwama, 60-year-old Neehama Pampore, a 65-year-old from Pootshah Rafiabad in Baramulla and two Kupwara residents.

Regarding the man from Rafiabad, they said, he died at 9:40 a.m., on Monday morning. “He was suffering pneumonia besides other underlying ailments,” they said.

About Neehama Pampore resident, they said, he had tested positive for the virus on July 14.
Meanwhile, a 65-year-old woman from Shadimarg area of Pulwama died at SMHS hospital last night.

Admitted on July 7, she was diagnosed with “bilateral pneumonia” and came out to be positive for the virus subsequently, they added. The others died during the course of the day.

With these deaths, 234 people in Kashmir and 20 in Jammu have died so far due to the covid-19.

Srinagar district with 63 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (53), Kulgam (24), 19 each in Shopian and Budgam, Anantnag (18), Pulwama (14), Kupwara (15), Jammu(12), Bandipora (5), Ganderbal (4), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. GNS

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