Srinagar, July 28: Nine more patients including a doctor have died in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, thus taking the toll of deaths due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 337.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that nine patients who died include a 60-year-old woman from Nowhatta Srinagar, a 62-year-old man from Batamaloo Srinagar, a 59-year-old man from DH pora Kulgam, a 75-year-old man from Noorbagh Srinagar, a 60-year-old man from Nagbal khag Beerwah Budgam, a 75-year-old man from Sumbal Bandipora, a 40-year-old doctor from Bata Mohalla Sumbal, a 25-year-old youth from Suligam Ramban and an elderly lady patient from Rainawari.

An official from SKIMS told KNO that a woman from Nowhatta was admitted on July 27 while as patient from Batamallo was admitted on July 17, who were suffering from multiple ailments, died on Tuesday.

He further added that a patient from Yarikah DH Pora Kulgam was admitted on July 11 while a patient from Noorbagh Sopore was admitted on July 25 with Pneumonia and other ailments and both died on Tuesday.

He also said that a 60-year-old man from Khag Budgam was admitted on July 22 and died on Tuesday morning, adding that a 40-year old doctor who was tested positive for COVID-19 on July 04 and recovered on July 15, suddenly fell ill on July 27 and was shifted to SKIMS where his sample was collected, which came positive again after his death. The patient died at SMHS hospital as he was shifted from SKIMS to the hospital.

An official from SMHS told KNO that a 75-year-old man from Nesbal Sumbal who was admitted ten days before, died on July 26 and was tested positive after death.

He added that an elderly lady patient from Rainawari who was suffering from bilateral Pneumonia also died on Tuesday morning and was tested positive after death at SMHS.

An official from GMC Jammu said a 25-year-old youth from Suligam Ramban who was referred from CHC Batote to GMC Jammu on July 21 died on Tuesday at 5:30 am.

He said the patient was suffering from multiple ailments including right sided thigh and gluteal abcess, spinal tuberculosis and jaundice. 

With nine more deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir due to COVID-19 has reached to 337 including 314 from Kashmir division and 23 from Jammu division—(KNO)