covid-19 claims 8 more lives in J&K, toll 1343

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Srinagar, Oct 13: Jammu and Kashmir reported eight more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the number of those succumbing to the virus to 1343.
Among the fresh casualties, five were reported from Kashmir Valley and three from Jammu, officials said.
Two of the victims were from Srinagar and includes a 72-year-old man from Bemina who died two days after being admitted to CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in the Valley.
Also, a 77-year-old man from Natipora Srinagar died at SMHS hospital in wee hours, two weeks after he was admitted with bilateral community acquired pneumonia, they said.
Regarding other victims, they said two each belonged to Baramulla and Jammu and one each to Budgam and Rajouri.
With these deaths, the fatality count has reached 906 in Valley and 437 in Jammu.
Srinagar district with 321 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (227), Baramulla (132), Budgam (90), Pulwama (75), Kupwara (71), Anantnag (70), Kulgam (43), Bandipora(42), Rajouri (44), Doda (40), Shopian (32), Ganderbal (30), Kathua (29), Samba (24), Udhampur (23), Poonch (22), Ramban (11), Kishtwar(11) and Reasi (6).


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