A 46-year-old man from Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Srinagar, on Monday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 182.
The patient was suffering from bilateral community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) besides “multiple myelomas, thrombocytopenia and electrolyte dysfunction,” Dr G N Itoo, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS). He died at Sher-e-Kashmir Insititute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, around 5:45 a.m., Dr Itoo added.
So far, 165 people in Kashmir and 17 in Jammu division have died due to the virus.
Srinagar district with 45 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (35), Kulgam (20), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (13), Jammu (10), Kupwara (10), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Ganderbal (4) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)