Srinagar, Aug 17: COVID-19 on Monday claimed nine more lives including a retired doctor in Kashmir, thus taking a toll of deaths due to Novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 559.
Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that nine 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, a 65-year-old man from Verinag Anantnag and a 75-year-old man from Maqdoom Sahab Hawal.
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 and a patient from Makhdoom Sahab Hawal who was admitted on 13 August died on Monday.
With nine more deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 559 including 518 from Kashmir division and 41 from Jammu division—(KNO)