At least eighteen more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the number of fatalities due to the deadly infection in the Union Territory to 898.
While nine persons died due to the virus in Jammu, eight others were residents of Kashmir, officials said Monday.
The AEE who died today evening was working in PDD Department and was 53 years old and a resident of Nanak nagar, he was posted as Technical Officer in Electric Division, Vijaypur.
Among others who died in Jammu includes a 63-year-old man from Digiana Camp, a 70-year-old from C. Kana Chak Jammu, a 62-year-old from Muthi Jammu, a woman resident of Upper Roup Nagar, 50-year-old from Gorkh Nagar and a 60-year-old from Greater Kailash.
Among the victims from Kashmir Valley included two residents from Budgam and Pulwama while one each was from Srinagar, Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal.
Two of the deaths in the Valley were reported from SKIMS Soura and includes a 70-year-old man from Lalbazar Srinagar who was admitted on September 13 and diagnosed with “bilateral pneumonia, hypertension, T2DM and CKD.”
“He had cardiopulmonary arrest,” a doctor at the tertiary care hospital told GNS.
The other victim was a 70-year-old woman from Lalpura Kunzar Tangmarg Baramulla who was admitted on September 8 and was diagnosed with “HTN with OLD STROKE with Severe Covid Pneumonia.”
The victim from Kupwara was a 70-year-old woman from Hyhama Kupwara who was admitted to SMHS hospital on September 10 and diagnosed as a case of bilateral community acquired pneumonia, officials said.
Regarding fatality from Ganderbal, they said, a 90-year-old woman died at her home, two hours after she tested positive.
“She was contact of a positive person who informed the authorities that there was woman at her home whose condition is very serious. Her sample was taken and she died after two hours while her test came out to be positive for the virus,” officials said.
The other victims were two residents of Budgam and Pulwama, they added. With these deaths, 897 people have died in Jammu and Kashmir.