Srinagar, August 29: Jammu district reported two more deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality count in J&K to 692.
Official sources told GNS two women—one of them a 55-year-old woman from Khour Pallanwalla and another a 46-year-old from Chack Arnia died at GMC hospital Jammu this evening.
Regarding the 55-year-old, a senior doctor at the hospital told GNS that she was admitted on August 28 and was diagnosed with “hypertension and diabetes with fluid overload besides tested covid-19 positive”.
“The patient remained on oxygen since the time of admission till death (this evening),” the doctor said.
Regarding another woman, the doctor said she was admitted on August 29 and was diagnosed with “diabetes, hypertension “DKA PPTBY LRTI with covid-19 positive” and also died this evening.
Earlier, J&K reported seven deaths attributed to covid-19 since overnight and with the two fresh fatalities, the overall death toll has risen to 692.
Officials said that among the seven victims who died earlier, three belonged to Jammu division and four others to Kashmir Valley—two from Budgam and one each from Kupwara and Srinagar respectively.