Srinagar: Six people including a National Conference block president died of the Covid-19 pandemic in Kashmir on Monday, taking the number of deaths due to virus in Union Territory to 324.
Official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that six patients who were tested positive for Covid-19 and died include a 65-year-old from Safakadal Srinagar, a 65-year-old from Hanjoora village of Chadoora district Budgam, a-60-year-old man from Hawal Srinagar, a 60-year old man from Bemina Srinagar, a 70-year-old man from Behipora village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district and 60-year-old man from Buchpora, Srinagar.
An official at SMHS hospital said that a patient from Safakadal was admitted a few days ago with hypertension and bilateral pneumonia. The patient died on Sunday evening and tested positive for COVID-19 posthumously.
Official sources said that the patient was the Block President of the National Conference at Eidgah constituency.
An official at SKIMS told KNO that a patient from Budgam was admitted on 21 July, died on Monday morning
He added that a patient from Hawal was admitted on 18 July with multiple ailments and died in the intervening night of Sunday-Monday.
Regarding a patient from Bemina he said that the patient was admitted on 25 July, with community acquired pneumonia and died on Monday morning.
Regarding a patient from Kulgam he said that patient was admitted in the wee hours of Monday and he succumbed after arrival. He further said that a patient from Buchpora who was admitted on 23 July, died on Monday morning.
With six fresh deaths, the total count of fatalities related to COVID19 climbs to 324 which include 23 from Jammu division and 301 from Kashmir division—(KNO)