COVID-19: 70-yr-old Budgam woman dies in Srinagar, J-K toll surges to 19

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Srinagar: A few days after testing positive for COVID-19, a 70-year-old woman from central Kashmir’s Budgam district died at Chest and Disease (CD) hospital in Srinagar on Thursday, taking the overall toll due to the disease in Jammu and Kashmir to nineteen.

“She was initially admitted in SMHS [Shri Maharaja Hari Singh] Hospital on 15 May and tested positive for COVID-19. She was shifted to CD Hospital Srinagar on 18 May with restrictive lung disease and COVID pneumonia,” said Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19, at the Government Medical College, Srinagar. “She died around noon in ICU of CD Hospital after sudden cardiac arrest,” he added.

With her death, the toll due to the coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 19—17 from Kashmir and 2 from Jammu division. Among them, two died were residents of Budgam district.

Srinagar district has reported five of the deaths, highest in any district, followed by four in Baramulla and Anantnag each, two in Budagm while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Kulgam, Udhampur, and Jammu. (GNS)

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