Covid-19 claims two more lives in J&K, death toll mounts to 109

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Srinagar: Kashmir Valley on Thursday reported two covid-19 deaths, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 109.

The victims include 55-year-old and 65-year-old men from Kulgam and Baramulla districts, respectively, and both died at SKIMS Soura, officials said.

Confirming it, Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, told news agency GNS that a patient from Yaripora area of Kulgam was admitted on June 22 and died 12:10 a.m. “He was known case of hypertension with (type-2 diabetes) with multi focal Encephalopathy (brain disease),” he said.

Another patient belonging to Baramulla’s Sopore town also died ten days after being admitted into the hospital.

“The patient was hypertensive, T2DM (type-2 diabetes) with Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and he had sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at 3:05 a.m.” Professor Jan told the news agency.

With the deaths, 109 people so far have succumbed to the virus in J&K— 96 from the Valley and 13 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 25 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (18), Kulgam (14), Shopian (12), Anantnag (9), eight each from Jammu and Budgam,  Kupwara (6), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.


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