COVID19 | J&K sees worst ever death tally of 60

Men in PPE kits offer funeral of a person died from COVID-19 in Srinagar's Makhdoom Sahab area, May 7, 2021. [Aman Farooq for Greater Kashmir]Jammu and Kashmir reported its worst death toll of 60 attributed to COVID19 including a Special Secretary to Government while 4788 cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

As per the officials, Special Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani died due to COVID-19 at GMC Jammu. The 54-year-old officer was admitted to GMC Jammu and breathed his last at around 11:30 hours, a senior doctor said.

The 1999-batch KAS officer was admitted to GMC Jammu. He had also served as Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Executive Director J&K Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation and Commissioner State Taxes Department, besides other assignments.

As per the details shared by the health department, J&K reported the highest death tally of 60 on Saturday, of which majority of 42 patients succumbed in hospitals in the Jammu division, Kashmir division reported 18 COVID attributed deaths in the last 24 hours.

Among the COVID deaths reported in Kashmir include a 70-year-old man from Khansahib Budgam, a 76-year-old man from Srinagar, a 58-year-old man from Batwara, a 67-year-old woman from Batamaloo Srinagar, a 50-year old man from Banihal, an 80-year-old woman from Anantnag, a 68-year-old man from Nowpora Anantnag.

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