COVID-19: 30-yr-old woman, 13 others die in J-K; toll 349

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A 30-year-old woman who was shifted from Lal Ded hospital to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Bemina was among fourteen more people who died due to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 349 in J-K.

Regarding the young woman, a senior doctor at SKIMS Bemina told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that she was admitted on 14 July and was kept in HDU for four days. However, the doctor said, her condition deteriorated and was shifted to ICU where she was intubated and her condition was continuously monitored.

“Yesterday she suddenly had cardio-pulmonary arrest at 5 a.m. CPR was done but she could not be revived and was declared brought dead at 5 a.m. today,” the doctor said.

Unnamed sources said that among new fatalities, three took place at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital here this morning and include a 52-year-old woman from Budgam, a 75-year-old woman from Wazirbagh Srinagar and 65-year-old from Baramulla.

Three deaths were reported at SKIMS Soura today including 65-year-old male Anàntnag, 60-year-old from Lalbazar, and 45-year-old from Bandipora.

“All three of them had comorbidities with Community Acquired Pneumonia,” a senior doctor at the hospital told GNS.

The quinquagenarian was admitted on 23 July and the septuagenarian on 27 July respectively, the doctor said.

Regarding, the sexagenarian from Baramulla, they said, that he was a resident of Gonipora, Kunzar and was suffering from “T2DM and bilateral pneumonia.”

“He was admitted on July 25 and died at 13:30 hours today,” they added.

Earlier, a 65-year-old woman from Mattan Anantnag died at SKIMS Soura this morning. “She was suffering from pneumonia and hypertension among other ailments,” a senior doctor at SKIMS told GNS. The sexagenarian’s death was the second fatality in less than twelve hours in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district as a 50-year-old man from Katsoo Pahalgam died at SMHS Hospital here. Having “Bilateral pneumonia”, the quinquagenarian was admitted on July 27 and died on the same day.

His test returned positive later, unnamed officials said.

Also, a 62-year-old man from Zainakadal Srinagar with “bilateral pneumonia” died, two days after admission.

Meanwhile, unnamed sources told GNS that sample of a 65-year-old woman from Ranipora Anantnag who had died at her residence on 23 July tested positive.

Also, a 79-year-old man from Talab Tillo who was admitted to Chest Diseases Hospital on 27 July after testing COVID-19 positive, and referred to the Government Medical College Hospital Jammu other day, passed away. “He was put on ventilator and died last night,” a senior doctor told GNS.

So far 234 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 25 in Jammu division. Srinagar district with 103 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (67), Kulgam (27), Budgam (25), Anantnag (25), Shopian (20), Kupwara (20), Pulwama (19), Jammu(16), Bandipora (12), Ganderbal (6), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Ramban , Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (GNS)

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