Srinagar, July 09: A senior doctor was among three persons who lost the battle to covid-19 since overnight in Kashmir Valley, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus to 468 in J&K, officials said.

They said that the 45-year-old doctor who was admitted at SKIMS Soura for some time died at around 6:50 a.m. A resident of Konibal Pampore, the doctor’s demise has been widely mourned and some of his colleagues who spoke to GNS described his death as a great loss to the society. “He was very humble and a great human being who would extra mile in helping people. In him we have lost a great colleague and society an asset,” said a colleague of the doctor.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old woman from Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died at the tertiary care hospital. The official source told GNS 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, 468 people have died duo to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far. Among them, they said, 434 were from the Valley while 34 others from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 150 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (82), Budgam (34), 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.(GNS)