Jammu & Kashmir

COVID claims 2 more lives in JK, toll mounts to 157

Srinagar: Two elderly covid-19 patients from Anantnag and Srinagar districts, died at a hospital in Srinagar, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 157.

Officials said that an elderly man from Kokernag area of the south Kashmir district died last night and another elderly from Habba Kadal area of the central Kashmir district, passed away early today.

Both the deaths were reported from CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities meant for the management of the covid-19 patients in Srinagar.

Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Salim Tak said that the octogenarian from Kokernag area was admitted on July 4 and had bilateral pneumonia. “He died last night,” he said.

Regarding Habba Kadal resident, Dr Tak said that he was admitted on July 7 and died this morning. “He was diabetic, hypertensive and had Community Acquired Pneumonia,” he added.

With these deaths, 142 people in Kashmir and 15 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus. Srinagar district with 38 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (31), Kulgam (18), Shopian (15), Anantnag (13), Budgam (11), Jammu (9), Kupwara (7), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.

(Syndicated feed from GNS)


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