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Covid-19 claims 3 more lives, J&K toll 249

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Srinagar, July 20: The fatality count due to covid-19 rose to 249 in Jammu and Kashmir as three more people succumbed to the microbe since overnight, officials said on Monday.
They said that two of the deaths occurred at SKIMS Soura while another was reported at SMHS hospital.
Those who died at SKIMS include 65-year-old and 60-year-old men from Rafiabad area in northern Baramulla district and Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district respectively, they said.
Regarding the 65-year-old, they said, he was a resident of Pootshah Rafiabad and died at 9:40 a.m., this morning. “He was suffering pneumonia besides other underlying ailments,” they said.
Regarding the other sexagenarian, they said, he was a resident of Neehama Pampore and come positive for the virus on July 14.
Meanwhile, a 65-year-old woman from Shadimarg area of Pulwama died at SMHS hospital last night.
Admitted on July 7, she was diagnosed with “bilateral pneumonia” and came out to be positive for the virus subsequently, they added.
With these deaths, 229 people in Kashmir and 20 in Jammu have died so far due to the covid-19.
Srinagar district with 62 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (52), Kulgam (24), 18 each in Shopian, Anantnag and Budgam, Pulwama (15), Kupwara (13), Jammu(12), Bandipora (5), Ganderbal (4), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua.

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