COVID: Two more die in Srinagar, JK tally raises to 78

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley on Saturday reported two more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the death toll due to the disease in J-K to seventy-eight. The latest fatalities are two women—a 40-year-old from Safa Kadal locality of Srinagar, and a 55-year-old from Tujan village of Pulwama district.

Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent Chest Disease (CD) hospital, said that the woman from Safa Kadal with underlying heart ailment and diabetes died six days after she was admitted to the hospital. “She was admitted to SHMS [Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital] and after testing positive, she was referred to CD hospital on 14 June,” he added.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, said that a 55-year-old woman from Tujan Pulwama died four days after her admission to the tertiary care hospital. “She was referred from SMHS hospital as a case of meningioma (brain tumor) with obstructive sleep apnea (a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts),” he said, adding, “She died at 6:45 a.m. due to cardiopulmonary arrest.”

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