As many as eighteen more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, raising the number of fatalities due to the deadly infection in the Union Territory to 1184.
While Jammu reported twelve more Covid-19 deaths, the infection consumed six more lives in Kashmir Valley, officials said.
Among others who died in Jammu include a 79-year-old man from Poonch, a 65-year-old man from Nagrota, a 24-year-old from UP, at present Rajeev Nagar Jammu, a 30-year-old man from Sawan Chak Kathua, a 60-year-old from Deha Basti and an 82-year-old Talab Tillo, a 45-year-old man from Rajouri besides a 60-year-old man from Kishtwar who succumbed at SKIMS Soura, 11 days after admitted to the tertiary care hospital.
“He was diagnosed with bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia, and died due to cardiopulmonary arrest,” a doctor at SKIMS said.
Among the six deaths from the valley included a 60-year-old man from Gulab Bagh, who died six days after admission to SKIMS Soura, a 57-year-old man from Hajin Bandipora, a 64-year-old woman from Ahmed Nagar and a 65-year-old from Rainawari here.
With these deaths, officials said, 1183 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—841 from the Valley and 342 from Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 292 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (184), Baramulla (124), Budgam (82), Pulwama (69), Kupwara (67), Anantnag (65), Kulgam (43), Bandipora(37), Shopian (32), Rajouri (32), Ganderbal (28), Doda (27), Kathua (21), Samba (20), Udhampur (18), Poonch (12), Ramban (10), Kishtwar(7) and Reasi (5).