Doctor among five more die of COVID in Kashmir, toll reaches 473

Srinagar: COVID-19 on Sunday claimed five more lives including a doctor in Kashmir valley, taking the total number of deaths to 473 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that six patients who died include a 65-year-old woman from Pattan Baramulla, a 45-old doctor from Pampore, an 80-year-old woman from Hawal Srinagar, a 70-year-old man from Magam Budgam and an 85-year-old woman from Buchpora Srinagar.

File Photo | Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Mir’

An official from SKIMS said that the 45-year-old doctor ‘Mohammad Ashraf Mir‘ from Konibal Pampore who was admitted at SKIMS on 25 July died on Sunday.

“He was posted at district hospital Pulwama and was suffering from liver ailments,” he said.

He further added that the 80-year-old woman from Hawal, Srinagar who was admitted on 25 July died on Sunday.

“The 85-year-old woman from Buchpora, Srinagar who was admitted on 31 July died on Saturday evening.”

An official from SMHS told KNO that the 65-year-old woman from Tangmarg who was admitted on Saturday morning also died today.

With five more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached to 473 including 439 from Kashmir division and 34 from Jammu division—(KNO)