COVID: Kashmir witnesses 5th death in a day, JK death-toll soars to 112

Srinagar: With the death of a 65-year-old man from Kulgam at SKIMS Soura, Kashmir Valley reported fifth death in a day due to Covid-19. The death takes the number of people succumbing to the virus in J&K to 112.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told news agency GNS that a man from Kulgam was admitted to the hospital on June 23. “He was referred from GMC Anantnag in view of B/L CAP with ARDS. The patient was Covid positive and died at 2:30 pm,” he said.

Earlier, 55-year-old and 65-year-old men from Kulgam and Baramulla districts lost their lives at tertiary care hospital. Professor Jan said that a man from Yaripora area of Kulgam was admitted on June 22 and died 12:10 am. “He was known case of hypertension with (type-2 diabetes) with multi focal Encephalopathy (brain disease),” he said.

Another patient from Baramulla’s Sopore town died ten days after admission to 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.

Dr Nazir Choudhary. Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, told GNS that two deaths occurred yesterday and their swab samples returned positive for the covid-19 today.

He said that both of them including a 75-year-old man from Budgam district and a 65-year-old from Batamaloo Srinagar had underlying ailments including hypertension and bilateral pneumonia.

“The woman was also suffering from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Both of them were admitted yesterday (Wednesday,” he added.

With the deaths, 112 people so far have succumbed to the virus in J&K— 99 from the Valley and 13 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 26 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (18), Kulgam (15), Shopian (12), nine each from Anantnag and Budgam, Jammu(8), Kupwara (6), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.


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