COVID-19: 36-year-old Srinagar woman among two fresh deaths in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Two days after she was admitted, a 70-year-old woman from Shopian died at a hospital here, officials said on Wednesday.

Her death has taken the fatality count due to novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 145.
The septuagenarian with Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) died last evening at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital, Medical Superintendent Dr Nazir Choudhary told a local news agency Global News Service (GNS).

Earlier, a 36-year-old woman from Nehru Park Srinagar died at Sher Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura here, six days after she tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura told GNS the woman died due to “cardiopulmonary arrest” at 2:40 a.m.

“She was a known case of hypertension with T2DM,” he said. The young woman had ‘post-renal transplant’ in 2016 and she had reported to the hospital’s emergency on June 28 with complaints of shortness of breath, Professor Jan said. “She was admitted and a preliminary diagnosis of pneumothorax was made and COVID-19 sample was taken which came out positive on July 2. The patient had B/L Intercostal drain in place,” he added.

With the death, 131 people in Kashmir and 14 in the Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.

Srinagar district with 35 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (28), Kulgam (17), Shopian (14), Anantnag (12), Budgam (10), Jammu (8), Kupwara (7), Pulwama (four), Bandipora (three), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)

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