21-Year-Old Among 14 More Fall Victim To Covid-19, Toll 968

Srinagar, Sept 18: Jammu and Kashmir reported 14 more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 968.

Among the fatalities, ten were from Jammu and four from Kashmir including a 21-year-old youth from south Kashmir, official sources said.

Regarding the youth, they said, he was a resident of Ladoo Kulgam and was admitted to SKIMS Soura on September 11 after he had fallen from height and turned out to be covid-19 positive later.

“He had cardiopulmonary arrest at 2 a.m.,” a doctor at SKIMS Soura told GNS.

A 56-year-old woman from Kaloosa Bandipora died at SKIMS Bemina where she was admitted on September 2, official sources said.

A 58-year-old man from Dalgate, they said, was brought to SMHS hospital where doctors declared him brought dead and on testing he turned out to be was covid-19 positive.

A 67-year-old man from Alochi Bagh Srinagar died, nearly a fortnight after he was admitted to CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley.

The deaths from Jammu among others include a 70-year-old from Arnia RS Pora, a 65-year-old man from Shatri Nagar Jammu, a 70-year-old woman from Janipur, a 70-year-old from Talab Tilloo, a 60-year-old Green enclave Rehordi Jammu, an 83-year-old from Gandhinagar, a 60-year-old from Bakshi Nagar, an 84-year-old man from Nai Basti Satwari and a 52-year-old from same area.

With these deaths 968 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K so far. (GNS)

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