Srinagar, Aug 17: COVID-19 on Monday claimed eight more lives including a retired doctor in Kashmir, thus taking a toll of deaths due to Novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 558.
Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that eight patients who died include an 81-year-old senior retired doctor from Gil Kadal Srinagar, a 53-year-old woman from Panthachowk, a 75-year-old woman from Zakoora Srinagar, an 80-year-old man from Kakapora Pulwama, an 80-year-old woman from Natipora Srinagar, a 32-year-old man from Lassipora Budgam, a 70-year-old man from Chadoora Budgam and a 65-year-old man from Verinag Anantnag.
An official from CD hospital said that an 81-year-old retired senior chest specialist from Gil Kadal who was admitted on 13 August died on Monday. He added that a patient from Pantha Chowk who was admitted on 06 August, a patient from Zakoora who was admitted on 14 August and a patient from Kakapora who was admitted on 14 August died at CD hospital.
An official from SMHS said that a patient from Natipora who was admitted on 11 August, a patient from Lassipora Budgam who was admitted on 16 August and a patient from Chadoora Budgam who was admitted on 08 August died on Monday.
An official from SKIMS told KNO that a patient from Verinag Anantnag who was admitted on 04 August died on Monday.
With eight more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached to 558 including 517 from Kashmir division and 41 from Jammu division—(KNO)