COVID-19: 7 patients die in Kashmir, J-K toll 305

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Kashmir Valley on Saturday reported seven more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus to 305 in J-K.

Among the fresh casualties, four were from Srinagar, the worst-hit district both in terms of the causalities as well as the number of the COVID-19 cases, while other victims hailed from Baramulla, Budgam, and Bandipora unnamed officials told a local news agency, Global News Agency (GNS).

They said a 70-year-old man from Peerbagh area of Srinagar, who was admitted on 20 July, and tested positive for the virus subsequently, died at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), Soura, at 7 a.m. today.

At 7:40 a.m., officials said, another patient—a 75-year-old man from Rawalpora Srinagar— died at the tertiary care hospital. “He had cardio-pulmonary arrest. The patient was suffering from pneumonia and ARDS,” a senior doctor of the hospital told GNS.

Later at 9:30 a.m., a 48-year-old woman from Kantbagh Baramulla passed away at the hospital, the doctor. She was admitted on 22 July and diagnosed as a case of pneumonia and ARDS besides hypothyroidism, he added.

At 3:30 p.m., he said, a 72-year-old patient from Brain Nishat, admitted on 20 July, died at the hospital.

“He was suffering from hypertension, T2DM with bilateral community-acquired pneumonia.”

Meanwhile, a 70-year-old woman from Safa Kadal area of Srinagar died at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital, a senior doctor confirmed to GNS.

The septuagenarian was admitted on 21 July and was suffering from pneumonia and hypertension, the doctor added. Two other persons—one each from Bandipora and Budgam also died due to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said.

So far 283 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 22 in Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 86 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (63), Kulgam (26), 21 each in Anantnag and Budgam, Shopian (20), 16 each in Pulwama and Kupwara, Jammu(14), Bandipora (8), Ganderbal (6), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (GNS)

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