Srinagar, May 8: At least 30 more people died due to covid-19 since last evening in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the fatality count to 2642 in J&K, officials said on Saturday.
They said that 19 of these deaths were reported at GMC Jammu while 11 people succumbed to virus in various Kashmir hospitals. J&K on Friday witnessed 50 deaths and detected 5,443 fresh positive cases, the highest since the pandemic broke out. Active cases in J&K have risen to 44,307.
Among others the victims include a 75-year-old man from Rambagh Srinagar who died a day being admitted to SKIMS Soura, the officials said.
They said a 70-year-old man from Bugroo Khansahab Budgam died at SKIMS Bemina, hours after he was admitted to the facility.
A 76-year-old man from Goujribal Srinagar died a week after he was admitted to SKIMS Soura, they said.
A 58-year-old man from Batwara, at present Panthachowk, died at SKISM Soura, 11 days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.
A 67-year-old woman from batamaloo Srinagar died at JLNM hospital Rainawari , they said.
Four other persons died at GMC Anantnag and among others include a 50-yearold man from Banihal, an 80-year-old woman from Anantnag and a 68-year-old man from Nowpora Anantnag. With these deaths, 312 people have died this month alone, 1526 in Kashmir and 1116 in Jammu. (GNS)