Srinagar, July 19: Six more patients who were tested positive for deadly COVID-19 have died in Jammu and Kashmir, thus taking the total number of deaths due to the virus to 242 in the Union Territory.

Officials told that patients who died include an 80-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar, a 59-year-old man from Turkawangan Shopian,  an 84-year-old man from Kanispora Baramulla, a 50-year-old woman from Rajouri, a 75-year-old woman from Tumulahal Pulwama and a 70-year-man from Bunglow Bagh Baramulla.

An official said that the woman from Baramulla who was admitted on July 16 died at SKIMS on Saturday late night. He said the patient was suffering from bilateral Pneumonia.

He said that two patients including an 80-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar and a 59-year-old man from Turkawangan died at CD hospital.

Both the patients were suffering from Pneumonia and other ailments, he said.

Additional DC Rajouri, Sher Singh told KNO that a 50- year-old diabetic patient who was tested positive for COVID-19 passed away at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu this morning.

An official from SMHS said that the 75-year-old woman from Tumluhal Pulwama who was suffering from many ailments, died at SMHS on Sunday.

An official from GMC Baramulla said that the 70-year-old patient who was suffering from some ailments died at GMC Baramulla on Sunday.

With six more deaths, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached to 242 including 223 from Kashmir and 19 from Jammu—(KNO)