Two more lives lost to COVID-19 in Kashmir, death toll rises to 48 in J&K
Jammu & Kashmir

Two more lives lost to COVID-19 in Kashmir, death toll rises to 48 in J&K

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Srinagar, Jun 9 : Two people, including a driver from Baramulla who was injured in an accident last month, died due to COVID19 in this summer capital on Tuesday, taking the death toll due to the infection in the Union Territory of J&K to 48.

With these deaths, 12 people have lost their lives due to infection during the last 72 hours, and 34 people in 21 days in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed 4200-mark. Official sources said a 70-year-old man, a resident of Qazigund in Anantnag, was admitted to SHMS hospital for multiple problems, including pneumonia. He tested positive for COVID-19 few days ago and died on Tuesday afternoon in the hospital.

Earlier, a 52-year-old auto-driver, a resident of Sopore in Baramulla, died at Chest Disease hospital in the wee hours on Tuesday. He was admitted to SHMS hospital on May 19 after he met with an accident. The patient tested positive two days back following which he was referred to Chest Disease hospital, they said.

They said that the patient developed complications and died in the wee hours on Tuesday. His last rites would be performed in accordance with the MHA guidelines. Ten districts of Jammu have reported five fatalities while 43 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in as many districts of Kashmir. With these fatalities, on Tuesday, the death toll in Baramulla has risen to nine while the number swelled to six. Srinagar is the worst affected district with 12 deaths, followed by Baramulla with nine fatalities. Anantnag stand at number three with six deaths while Kulgam and Shopian are at number four with four fatalities each. Kashmir valley, on Monday, had recorded five deaths, including that of a CRPF jawan.

The deceased included the 40-year-old CRPF jawan from Uttar Pradesh, 55-year-old man from Pampore, 65-year-old man from Handwara, 35-year-old man from Srinagar and 70-year-old man from Baramulla. A non-local tailor, a resident of Kolkata, tested positive for the contagion on Sunday, hours after he died in a local hospital in Srinagar. Three people, including three persons from Kashmir and a 62-year-old woman from Jammu, died on June 6. A 65-year-old woman from Srinagar, who died at a hospital in this summer capital on Thursday PATNA, JUNE 9 (UNI)- Devotees offering prayer at Mahavir temple after all religious places reopened with restriction during fifth phase of ongoing lockdown due to COVID-19.