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Elderly man from Budgam dies of covid-19, J&K toll 469

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Srinagar, Aug 09: A 70-year-old man from central Kashmir’s Budgam district become another victim of covid-19, fourth since overnight and 469th so far in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday.
They said that the septuagenarian was battling cancer and had been operated recently. “He had metastasis and was admitted to the hospital recently,” a doctor at SKIMS Bemina, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of covid-19 patients in Kashmir valley.
Earlier, a senior doctor was among three persons who lost battle to the virus. Officials said that the 45-year-old doctor, a resident of Konibal Pampore, who was admitted at SKIMS Soura for some time died at around 6:15 a.m.
Meanwhile, a 65-year-old woman from Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died at the tertiary care hospital. Official source said that she was having underlying ailments and had recently tested positive for the pestilence.
Also, a 70-year-old woman from Pattan area of the Baramulla district who was suffering from “multiple problems” and had tested positive for covid-19 recently died at SMHS hospital here.
Admitted on August 8, the woman was suffering from “T2DM, hypertension and bilateral pneumonia,” they said.
With these deaths, officials said, 469 people have died duo to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 435 were from the Valley while 34 others from Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 150 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (82), Budgam (35), Anantnag (32), Kulgam (30), Pulwama (30), Kupwara (27), Shopian (24), Jammu (23), Bandipora (18), Ganderbal (7), two each in Rajouri, Doda and Udhampur besides one each in Ramban, Samba, Poonch, and Kathua.

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