Srinagar, Sep 01: The toll of deaths due to Novel Coronavirus has mounted to 722 in Jammu and Kashmir as more ten patients who were tested positive earlier, died on Tuesday in the Union Territory.
An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that ten patients who died include a 70-year-old man from Eidgah Srinagar, a 68-year-old woman from Ganitan Sumbal Bandipora, a 55-year-old man from HMT Srinagar, a 66-year-old woman from Mansbal Ganderbal, a 50-year-old man from Wisalpora Budgam, a 65-year-old woman from Mitrigam Pulwama, a 40-year-old man from HMT Srinagar, a 25-year-old man from Machil Kupwara, an 84-year-old patient from Subash Nagar Jammu and a 67-year-old man from Samba.
An official from SHMS said that a patient from Eidgah who was declared brought dead on arrival was tested positive for COVID-19.
He added that a patient from Sumbal Bandipora who was admitted on 31 August and a patient from HMT Srinagar who was admitted on 26 August died on Tuesday.
An official from SKIMS said that a patient from Mansbal Ganderbal who was admitted on 27 August, a patient from Wisalpora Budgam who was admitted on 26 August and a patient from Mitrigam Pulwama who was admitted on 27 August died on Tuesday.
Official sources said that a semi decomposed body of a man from HMT Srinagar was also tested positive for COVID-19.
Sources said that a patient from Machil Kupwara who was tested positive for COVID-19 died on Monday evening.
An official from Jammu said that a patient from Subash Nagar Jammu and a patient from Samba died on Tuesday.
With 10 more deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 722 including 652 from Kashmir division and 70 from Jammu division.